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"Carlos" (2010) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2010-

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Carlos: :  -- The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, aka, Carlos, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police
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The man who hijacked the world.
The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 23 of 67)

Edgar Ramírez ... 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)

Juana Acosta ... Amie de Carlos (2 episodes, 2010)

Nora von Waldstätten ... Magdalena Kopp (2 episodes, 2010)

Christoph Bach ... 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)

Katharina Schüttler ... 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)

Series Directed by
Olivier Assayas (3 episodes, 2010)
Series Writing credits
Olivier Assayas (3 episodes, 2010)
Dan Franck (3 episodes, 2010)
Daniel Leconte (3 episodes, 2010)

Series Produced by
Raphaël Cohen .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Marc Hansell .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Daniel Leconte .... producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Frank Lehmann .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Jens Meurer .... producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Sabine Sidawi-Hamdan .... executive producer: Lebanon (3 episodes, 2010)
Judy Tossell .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Jona Wirbeleit .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Marc Wächter .... in-house line producer: Egoli Tossell Film (3 episodes, 2010)

Undine Filter .... junior producer (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Yorick Le Saux (1 episode, 2010)
Denis Lenoir (1 episode, 2010)
Series Film Editing by
Luc Barnier (1 episode, 2010)
Marion Monnier (1 episode, 2010)
Series Casting by
Antoinette Boulat (3 episodes, 2010)

Veronika Varjasi (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
François-Renaud Labarthe (1 episode, 2010)
Series Art Direction by
Cédric Henry (3 episodes, 2010)
Bertram Strauß (3 episodes, 2010)
Series Set Decoration by
Tibor Dora (3 episodes, 2010)
Series Costume Design by
Jürgen Doering (1 episode, 2010)

Françoise Clavel (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Makeup Department
Stéphanie Aznarez .... Makeup artist: Lebanon (3 episodes, 2010)
Peggy Bernaerts .... assistant hair stylist / key hair stylist (3 episodes, 2010)
Morgane Bernhard .... key hair stylist (3 episodes, 2010)

Christophe Giraud .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Noura Leder .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Alice Robert .... additional makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Erwin Godschalk .... unit production manager: Netherlands (3 episodes, 2010)

Tori Parry .... production manager (UK (unknown episodes, 2010)
Sabine Bischof .... production manager: Germany (unknown episodes)
Jacquot Clotilde .... assistant unit manager (unknown episodes)
Márton Ivanov .... unit manager HUN (unknown episodes)
Nandi Kiss .... assistant unit manager: Hungary (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Souaiby .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2010)
Gilles Tarazi .... first assistant director: Lebanon (3 episodes, 2010)

Natalie Beer .... first assistant director: Germany (unknown episodes, 2010)
Lisa Hauss .... second assistant director: Germany (unknown episodes, 2010)
Henry Forsyth .... second assistant director: UK (unknown episodes)
Delphine Heude .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Florian Kuhn .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Dominique Coste .... prop buyer (3 episodes, 2010)
Fabien Lang .... props (3 episodes, 2010)
Joël Molines .... carpenter (3 episodes, 2010)

Dora Nagy .... assistant production designer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Michel Schmitt .... graphic designer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Toma Baqueni .... property master (unknown episodes)
Khadija Ben Mustapha .... assistant set decorator (unknown episodes)
Stefan Isfort .... property master (unknown episodes)
Magdi Kondorosi .... set decoration buyer: Hungary (unknown episodes)
Arnaud Lucas .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Olivia Talan .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Dirk Waldeck .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
François Willenz .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Aude Baudasse .... sound edit assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Laurent Boudaud .... re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2010)
Aymeric Dupas .... technical assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Ron Klober .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2010)
Vincent Milner .... foley artist (3 episodes, 2010)

Marie Averty .... sound assistant (unknown episodes)
Katia Boutin .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
Thomas Gastinel .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Julien Gigliotti .... post-synchronisation (unknown episodes)
Fred Mays .... post-synchronisation (unknown episodes)
Damien Tronchot .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Nils Bleeck .... special effects senior technician (3 episodes, 2010)

Georges Demétrau .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes, 2010)
François Philippi .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Charles-Axel Vollard .... special effects technician (unknown episodes, 2010)
Max Garnier .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Lutz Zeidler .... first armourer (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Claire Cuinier .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2010)
Simon Descamps .... i/o vfx support (3 episodes, 2010)
Carine Gillet .... visual effects artist (3 episodes, 2010)
Alexandre Gény .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2010)
Nicolas Kermel .... senior compositor (3 episodes, 2010)
Christophe Laya .... film finishing (3 episodes, 2010)
Sarah Moreau .... visual effects coordinator (3 episodes, 2010)
Etienne Salançon .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 2010)

Alexandra Cosimano .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Bertrand de Saint Seine .... titles and credits (unknown episodes)
Olivier Debert .... digital artist / visual effects (unknown episodes)
Marion Frelat .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Thierry Grizard .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Marc Latil .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects designer (unknown episodes)
Mikael Tanguy .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jean-Francois Theault .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Frédéric Vallet .... stunts (1 episode, 2010)

Michel Carliez .... stunt coordinator supervisor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Yves Girard .... stunts (unknown episodes)
René Lay .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Alister Mazzotti .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Ronnie Paul .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Laurent Dexpert .... electrician (3 episodes, 2010)
Jakob Ebert .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2010)
Stéphane Germain .... key grip (3 episodes, 2010)
Arnaud Giacomini .... video operator (3 episodes, 2010)
Jörg Mertink .... key grip (3 episodes, 2010)
Jean-Claude Moireau .... still photographer (3 episodes, 2010)
Luc Reyrolle .... electrician (3 episodes, 2010)
Benoît Rizzotti .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2010)

Mathias Beier .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Carole Bethuel .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
David Camus .... grip (unknown episodes)
Michael Rathgeber .... first assistant camera: "b" camera dailies (unknown episodes)
Yannick Ressigeac .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Stephan Schneider .... best boy: Germany (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Anaïs Duran .... casting assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Camille De Latour .... extras casting (2 episodes, 2010)

Salvadore Brandt .... extras casting: Germany (unknown episodes)
Veronika Varjasi .... casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Caroline Jegou .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Series Editorial Department
Caíque de Souza .... conform editor (3 episodes, 2010)
François Dupuy .... technical manager: digimage (3 episodes, 2010)
Isabelle Julien .... colorist (3 episodes, 2010)

Sanabel Cherqaoui .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Maud Morot .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Mathilde Van de Moortel .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Christophe Chauveau .... location scout (1 episode, 2010)

Michael Harm .... location manager: UK (unknown episodes, 2010)
Lionel Guerrini .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Yves Boczek .... assistant production coordinator (3 episodes, 2010)
Robert Brinkschulte .... script translator (3 episodes, 2010)
Regina Frankenberger .... junior producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Arnaud Giacomini .... researcher (3 episodes, 2010)
Renate Graichen .... accountant: Egoli Tossell Film (3 episodes, 2010)
Yvonne Hüttig .... assistant business affairs (3 episodes, 2010)
Anja Karg .... team assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Huma Khan .... legal post production (3 episodes, 2010)
Xavier Leprince .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Marc Leroyer .... weapons coordinator (3 episodes, 2010)
Stephen Smith .... historical consultant (3 episodes, 2010)

Sian Habell-Aili .... production coordinator (UK (unknown episodes, 2010)
Coline Perruchon .... personal assistant: actor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Penelope Bischoff .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Tatiana Bouchain .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gero Brugmann .... legal services: production financing (unknown episodes)
Jinane Dagher .... production coordinator: Lebanon (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
330 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Germany:185 min (movie version) | USA:319 min (New York Film Festival) | UK:165 min (movie version) | 330 min (TV version) | Hong Kong:334 min (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 (with warning) | Australia:MA15+ | Finland:K-18 (2011) (TV version) (self applied) | Finland:K-15 (2010) (movie version) | Germany:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:R21 (edited version) | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Originally Olivier Assayas wanted to use some songs by The Feelies but the band refused as they didn't want their music to be associated with terrorism.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos':My name is Carlos. You may have heard of me.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Rich, heady, exciting, brilliantly acted political character study, 21 June 2011
Author: runamokprods from US

Fascinating 5 hour plus, 3 part film about Carlos the Jackal (although he never actually called himself that) the headline grabbing terrorist of the 70s and 80s.

With little exposition, we're dropped into a whirlwind of violence, self-aggrandizement, sexual seduction, and power games, moving at an almost dizzying speed. The film allows us to slowly figure out Carlos, instead of explain him in a simple facile way.

While never sympathetic, somehow the amazing Edgar Rameriez allows us to feel for this id and ego driven creature, powered far more by the need for attention and adulation (whether from women or the press) than by true belief. Indeed, one of the most interesting things about the film is how (intentionally) shallow and hollow Carlos's political monologues ring.

The last 1/3 is the slowest and hardest to sit through. Carlos's slow decline into ineffectiveness and unimportance is sometimes patience trying. But Rob Nelson, in his excellent Village Voice review makes a strong argument that this is a) unavoidable after the high paced rush of the first two parts and 2) part of the point of the film; without his fixes of women and power there wasn't much to Carlos, and without them both he and we want it to be over.

This is a film I'd like to see again. While I don't quite agree (yet) with the many critics who have hailed this as of the best films of last 10 years, I do think it's a challenging, brilliantly acted, wonderfully made film, that gives context both to modern terrorism and recent world history. Add to that, an exploration of the blurring fine line between power and uncontrolled narcissism that seems to dog leaders (especially male) of all political stripes from Hitler to Bill Clinton to George Bush to Carlos.

That's a lot to cover, even in 5 hours.

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