PG | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
(at around 8 mins) One of the Jackal's targets was a man named Trujillo. This is likely Rafael Trujillo, the president of the Dominican Republic, who was considered a tyrant and a dictator and who was assassinated in 1961.
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 ...
(at around 1h 50 mins) When arriving at Gare d'Austerlitz a SNCF class 6500 can be seen behind The Jackal/Per Lunquist. These locomotives were introduced in 1969, even though the film is set in 1963.
The closing credits roll over a lion statue at the Élysée Palace, the residence of the President of France.
Composed by Louis Ganne
[Heard during the Liberation Day parade in Paris]
English, Italian, French
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