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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Cem Sultan Ungan ...
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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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Shot over seven months in three continents in countries such as Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Lebanon and Morocco. See more »

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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

Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos': Know why Carlos is my nom de guerre?
Dr. Valentín Hernández: No, I don't.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos': For President Carlos Andres Perez. He nationalized the oil industry as well as the mines. He redistributed wealth to the needy. Considered education the 3rd world's main weapon. He's a revolutionary.
Dr. Valentín Hernández: His methods are rather different from yours.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos': Perhaps. I joined the internationalist struggle. But our convictions are the same.
Dr. Valentín Hernández: He's a man of peace, with great respect for human life.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos': So am I. Men of honour have nothing to fear. Only traitors need ...
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A Story of A Notorious Terrorist Brilliantly Told
19 April 2011 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

When you want to make a movie of a notorious terrorist responsible for many innocent lives, it is a very difficult task: If you portray him in a romantic way you will be accused of glorifying an evil man, while if you portray him in a dark light you will be accused of blind fanaticism.

Director Olivier Assayas has managed to strike a fine balance between these two extremes, and thus he recounts the story of Carlos in an objective and cool-headed way which fascinates the viewer from the beginning to the very end. The story begins with Carlos entering the world of terrorism as a young idealist, and ends with his capture at a time when he has become a corrupt and hedonist man. Throughout this time frame, Assayas shows us the story of a man, who despite his horrendous crimes, his life is really intriguing to watch.

Edgar Ramirez is excellent in the central role, but the important thing in this film is that actually EVERYONE in the film is excellent in his/her role: The acting is superb all around, and at some point it begins to feel as if you are watching a documentary with real terrorists on the screen instead of actors. The direction is also superb, with the the pace being constantly fast and coherent.

A great film to watch. 10/10.


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