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A Feature film by Olivier Assayas

Produced by Film en stock

Release in France : 07/07/2010

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Film en stock

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Egoli Tossell Film AG

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Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, Carlos is a central figure in the history of international terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s, from pro-Palestinian activism to the Japanese Red Army. At once a figure of the extreme left and an opportunistic mercenary in the pay of powerful Middle Eastern secret services, he formed his own organization based on the other side of the Iron Curtain which was active during the final years of the Cold War.

This film is the story of a revolutionary internationalist, both manipulator and manipulated, as he is carried along by the currents of contemporary history and his own folly. We will follow him to the end of his road, relegated to Sudan where the Islamic dictatorship, after having protected him for a while, handed him over to French police.




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Full credits (20)

Executive Producer :

Daniel Leconte

Author of original work :

Daniel Leconte

Line Producer :

Raphaël Cohen

Foreign producers :

Jens Meurer, Judy Tossell

Sound Recordist :

Nicolas Cantin

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Sound editors :

Nicolas Cantin, Nicolas Moreau, Olivier Goinard

Casting :

Antoinette Boulat, Nicole Kamato, Rosa Estevez

Director of Photography :

Nicolas Cantin

Make-up Artist :

Thi than tu nGuyen

Assistant Director :

Luc Bricault

Producers :

Raphaël Cohen, Daniel Leconte, Jens Meurer, Judy Tossell

Screenwriters :

Olivier Assayas, Dan Franck

Directors of Photography :

Yorick Le Saux, Denis Lenoir

Production managers :

Eric Dionysius, Sylvie Barthet

Editor :

Luc Barnier

Continuity supervisors :

Sandrine Bourgoin, Clémentine Schaeffer

Production Designer :

François-Renaud Labarthe

Costume designer :

Jürgen Dœring

Sound mixers :

Daniel Sobrino, Olivier Goinard

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Feature film

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French, German, English, Spanish, Arabic

Coproducer countries :

France, Germany

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Majority French (France, Germany)

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Runtime :

2 h 45 min

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Dolby SRD

Rating restrictions :

Suitable for all viewers, with warnings

Posters (5)


News (21)

Festival Selections (26)

BFI London Film Festival - 2010

BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2010)


Film on the Square

New York Film Festival - 2010

New York Film Festival (United States, 2010)


Films selected

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2010

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2010)


Panorama of World Cinema

Cannes International Film Festival - 2010 - © Brigitte Lacombe/Annick Durban

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2010)


Out of Competition


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2011

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2011)


César award for most promising actor : Edgar Ramirez

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