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

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Carlos -- CARLOS, an epic and definitive portrait of the notorious international terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal, who masterminded a wave of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East in the ’70s and '80s.
Carlos -- CARLOS, an epic and definitive portrait of the notorious international terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal, who masterminded a wave of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East in the ’70s and '80s.
Carlos -- Clip: I Will Give The Orders
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
Carlos -- Trailer for Carlos


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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)

Édgar 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)
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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
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)
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
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)

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 .... sound 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
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)
Benoît Rizzoti .... 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 Editorial Department
Caíque de Souza .... conform editor (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 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)
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)
Michael Harm .... location manager: 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)
Lionel Guerrini .... location scout (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:
Australia:MA | Finland:K-18 (2011) (TV version) (self applied) | Finland:K-15 (2010) (movie version) | Germany:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:R21 (edited version) | USA:Not Rated
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Before and after shooting, the real Carlos repeatedly warned Olivier Assayas not to make the film.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 »
Abdelaziz Bouteflika:I didn't expect to see you again so soon.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos':I'm sorry to get you out of bed so late.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika:So things didn't go as planned in Tripoli.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos':The Libyans betrayed our cause.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika:I don't think your cause is ours.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos':Our pilot is exhausted. And the plane cannot reach our destination. Give us a long-haul plane and we're out of your lives.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika:The Saudis are our allies. The Iranians too. We cannot put their ministers' lives in danger.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos':You put them in danger by refusing our conditions.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika:If things go wrong, your life and those of your men are at stake. Touch one hair on Yamani's head on our soil and you're all dead. Clear enough? Be realistic. The Saudis are too powerful. Not one country would risk helping you. You won't go to Bagdad. What has Tunisia offered? Nothing. What has Libya offered? Nothing. I offer an honourable way out that can even come off as victory. Yesterday I mentioned a certain sum. I'm sure the Saudis would double it. Can your cause, whatever it is, afford to spit on 20 million dollars?
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka 'Carlos':What guarantee?
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16 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Vanished age, 29 November 2010
Author: Bob Taylor ( from Canada

Olivier Assayas, that astonishingly versatile director, has given us a film about Ilich Ramirez called Carlos. I found a lot of pleasure in the details: for example the singalong by Venezuelan and other exiles in a Paris apartment that turns into a bloodbath when the police enter and try to detain Carlos. The nervous hand-held camera work as the mayhem begins is most effective. The center-piece of any film about Middle Eastern terrorism must be the OPEC hostage taking, and this event Assayas depicts very well.

Carlos made me think of the political dramas the Italians used to do so well: The Mattei Affair and Exquisite Corpses by Rosi, The Battle of Algiers by Pontecorvo. I would give it a higher mark if the running time were not so excessive. The truth is that the last thirty years of this man's life have been pretty uneventful, and don't merit the outlay in time.

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