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:
Edgar Ramírez ...  Ilich Ramírez Sánchez 'Carlos' 3 episodes, 2010
Alexander Scheer ...  Johannes Weinrich 3 episodes, 2010
Fadi Abi Samra Fadi Abi Samra ...  Michel Moukharbel 3 episodes, 2010
Lamia Ahmed Lamia Ahmed ...  Épouse religieux syrien 3 episodes, 2010
Karam Ghossein Karam Ghossein ...  Feday chez Wadie Haddad 3 episodes, 2010
Liane Sellerer Liane Sellerer ...  Épouse Steff 3 episodes, 2010
Philippe Tran Philippe Tran ...  Feday Orly 3 episodes, 2010
Ahmad Kaabour Ahmad Kaabour ...  Wadie Haddad 2 episodes, 2010
Talal Jurdi Talal Jurdi ...  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 Rodney El Haddad ...  Anis Naccache 'Khalid' 2 episodes, 2010
Julia Hummer Julia Hummer ...  Gabriele Kröcher-Tiedemann 'Nada' 2 episodes, 2010
Antoine Balabane Antoine Balabane ...  Général al-Khouly 2 episodes, 2010
Rami Farah Rami Farah ...  'Joseph' 2 episodes, 2010
Aljoscha Stadelmann ...  Wilfred Böse 'Boni' / ... 2 episodes, 2010
Zeid Hamdan Zeid Hamdan ...  'Youssef' 2 episodes, 2010
Fadi Yanni Turk Fadi Yanni Turk ...  Colonel Haïtham Saïd 2 episodes, 2010
Katharina Schüttler ...  Brigitte Kuhlmann 2 episodes, 2010
Badi Abu-Shaqra Badi Abu-Shaqra ...  Cheikh Yamani 2 episodes, 2010
Basim Kahar Basim Kahar ...  Riyadh el-Azzawi 2 episodes, 2010
Cem Sultan Ungan 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. See more »


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According to Edgar Ramírez, they shot in over 200 locations. 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 »

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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 be ...
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Alternate Versions

At the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival, "Carlos" was screened theatrically, all three parts back-to-back with a single set of credits at the very end. The total running time was 326 minutes, not including the intermission. See more »

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The full 3-part series is now on a major USA cable TV network!
10 February 2011 | by pc1123See all my reviews

A reviewer (understandably) posted a comment that indicated the US censorship forces would not allow this series to be shown on mass market outlets such as major cable TV networks. I include an excerpt from this person's review below: "USA FCC censorship will never allow this movie to be shown in public TV as it was in Europe (there is nudity and swearing all over). It is really a pity because young people should see this to understand the difference between fight and manipulation." I am happy to report that the major cable TV network, Time Warner cable TV, is showing this series now on its "on-demand" channels, which is very convenient for viewing. I saw evidence that the series was not substantially edited in that frontal male nudity was shown (a US taboo) and also the length of the 3-part series seems consistent with the most nearly complete versions of this series. This is of course not proof that nothing was edited, but it is encouraging. I hope this information is helpful to others!


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Country:

France | Germany

Release Date:

11 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Carlos See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,006, 17 October 2010

Gross USA:

$145,526

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,059,369
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2.35 : 1
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