TV Mini-Series | Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.
Olivier Assayas was initially not interested in the project as it seemed "too crazy and too complicated". However, his opinion swayed when he realized that he could make a film dealing with recent history and real people.
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.
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".
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.
English, Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Russian
$20,006 (USA) (17 October 2010)
$145,118 (USA) (16 January 2011)
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