Watch: New US Trailer for Olivier Assayas' 5-Hour Epic 'Carlos'
This is the story of the terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal. If you haven't heard about Carlos before, it's a 5-hour epic biopic about Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, one of the most wanted terrorists on the planet. Between 1974 and 1994, he lived several lives under various pseudonyms, weaving his way through the complexities of international politics of that period. Carlos is directed by Olivier Assayas and stars Édgar Ramírez (Che) as Carlos and is being released by IFC Films here in the US. Apple has debuted the official trailer and damn does this look like a riveting and intense film. But how many are willing to sit through 5+ hours of it?
Watch the new official US trailer for Olivier Assayas' Carlos:
You can also watch the official Carlos trailer in High Definition on Apple
The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez (Édgar Ramírez), who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Carlos is directed by acclaimed French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, of Irma Vep, Les Destinées, Demonlover, Clean, Boarding Gate and Summer Hours previously. The screenplay was co-written by Assayas and writer Dan Franck, of Les Enfants, One Day You'll Understand and numerous French TV projects previously. This was originally produced as a three-part mini-series for French television that was shown in its entirety at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. IFC Films is now bringing Carlos to theaters starting October 15th.