This is the real deal. A movie/documentary about Carlos, aka The Jackal, probably the first worldwide famous terrorist.
In 1971, Frederick Forsyth wrote a book named "The Day of the Jackal", in which a terrorist called Jackal plots to kill France President, Charles de Gaulle. In 1973, Fred Zinnemann adapted the book in a movie with the same name. A nice movie.
In 1975, after the OPEP attack, Carlos ran away from France and left behind Forsyth's book and other belongings behind. UK's newspaper The Guardian established his nickname after this fact.
In 1997, the book was again adapted in a movie ("The Jackal"), with Bruce Willis trying to kill the American president. Poor but funny movie..
So both movies, 1973 and 1997, aren't about the real terrorist Carlos The Jackal, but just adaptations of the book from where his nickname came.
That's why, this one in the real deal! 8/10 6 years 8 months ago
The movie has no entry on ICM? Is the movie just a version of the tv-series edited down in length? 2 years ago
It's the longer mini-series.
http://www.amazon.com/Carlos-Criterion-Collection-Edgar-Ramirez/dp/B0056ANHN6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1309447814&sr=8-3 10 years 5 months ago
In 5 official lists
This movie ranks #100 in BBC's The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #136 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #238 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
This movie ranks #346 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
This movie ranks #667 in The Criterion Collection