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The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Ilich Ramírez Sánchez 'Carlos' (3 episodes, 2010)
Alexander Scheer ...
 Johannes Weinrich (3 episodes, 2010)
Fadi Abi Samra ...
 Michel Moukharbel (3 episodes, 2010)
Lamia Ahmed ...
 Épouse religieux syrien (3 episodes, 2010)
Karam Ghossein ...
 Feday chez Wadie Haddad (3 episodes, 2010)
Liane Sellerer ...
 Épouse Steff (3 episodes, 2010)
Philippe Tran ...
 Feday Orly (3 episodes, 2010)
Ahmad Kaabour ...
 Wadie Haddad (2 episodes, 2010)
Talal El-Jordi ...
 Kamal al-Issawi 'Ali' (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Amie de Carlos (2 episodes, 2010)
Nora von Waldstätten ...
 Magdalena Kopp (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Hans-Joachim Klein 'Angie' (2 episodes, 2010)
Rodney El Haddad ...
 Anis Naccache 'Khalid' (2 episodes, 2010)
Julia Hummer ...
 Gabriele Kröcher-Tiedemann 'Nada' (2 episodes, 2010)
Antoine Balabane ...
 Général al-Khouly (2 episodes, 2010)
Rami Farah ...
 'Joseph' (2 episodes, 2010)
Aljoscha Stadelmann ...
 Wilfred Böse 'Boni' / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Zeid Hamdan ...
 'Youssef' (2 episodes, 2010)
Fadi Yanni Turk ...
 Colonel Haïtham Saïd (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Brigitte Kuhlmann (2 episodes, 2010)
Badih Abou Chakra ...
 Cheikh Yamani (2 episodes, 2010)
Basim Kahar ...
 Riyadh el-Azzawi (2 episodes, 2010)
Cem Sultan Ungan ...
 Agent irakien (2 episodes, 2010)
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Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, aka 'Carlos,' is a Venezuelan-born Marxist revolutionary who aligns himself with the Palestinian cause and becomes the world's most notorious terrorist. He leads assaults on the meeting of OPEC ministers, taking them hostage and flying them from country to country seeking asylum, one of the most daring acts of terrorism in history. From his earliest days as an apprentice in the revolutionary movement to his subsequent downfall, Carlos becomes a figure of legend. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The man who hijacked the world.


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$20,006 (USA) (15 October 2010)

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$145,118 (USA) (14 January 2011)
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Before and after shooting, the real Carlos repeatedly warned Olivier Assayas not to make the film. See more »

Goofs

When the terrorists take the tram in Vienna to get to the OPEC conference, the tram can be seen in three scenes, and every time it is a different tram line: The first tram's final destination is "Nussdorf", the second tram is line "D" and the third is a tram on "Extra Tour". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Valentín Hernández: Excuse me. I'm not Muslim and I'm famished. Don't you think what the revolution needs is money and not corpses?
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos': What are you saying?
Dr. Valentín Hernández: Your hostages are more valuable alive than dead.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos': Know what, Dr. Hernandez? Let me be clear. I'm very well paid. I have nothing to gain by sparing these dogs. Understood? Enjoy your sandwich.
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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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One of the best of the year
16 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fast and furious, very much like the mesmerizing Mesrine in its focus on a focused, driven psychopath who ultimately commits crimes for the sense of power and adrenaline they fuel. Character vignettes are sharply portrayed in short, slower-paced scenes that provide rest stops from our own adrenaline rush and illustrate the defining personality traits of the eponymous anti-hero. As one example: the seduction scene in part 2 between Carlos and the German femme terrorist Magdalena Kopp.

Quite simply, like Mesrine, great cinema with action, passion and tragedy, and one of the best movies of the year.

Don't see anything less than the full version. DVR the showing on Sundance or wait for DVDs. The film was shot as a miniseries and there's no reason to see it in a theater, especially if it's the truncated version.


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