PG | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
(at around 8 mins) Casson mentions the Jackal having done "that fellow in the Congo". He probably refers to Patrice Lumumba, the first Congolese president, who was rumored to have been assassinated by a European; this also alludes to Frederick Forsyth's third novel, 'The Dogs of ... ...
August 1962 was a stormy time for France. Many people felt that President Charles de Gaulle had betrayed the country by giving independence to Algeria. Extremists, mostly from the Army, swore to kill him in revenge. They banded together in an ...
Near the beginning, the conspirator on the motor scooter, wearing a full-face helmet that covers his ears, stops at a café and begins making a phone call without removing his helmet.
The Cross of Lorraine, a symbol General Charles de Gaulle used during his lifetime, appears at the beginning of the film.
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