Thursday, March 10, 2011

Carlos, the miniseries

I enjoyed Carlos, the miniseries, streamed on Netflix. Here's the Wikipedia blurb:

Carlos is a 3-part French-German television drama mini-series, first broadcast on Canal+ in 2010. Produced by Studio Canal and Film En Stock’s Daniel Leconte and Jens Meuer in association with the Sundance Channel, it was created and written by Dan Franck and Olivier Assayas, also directed by Assayas. It stars Édgar Ramírez as Carlos the Jackal, a convicted Venezuelan terrorist and murderer. After several bungled bombings, he achieved notoriety for a 1975 raid on the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, resulting in the deaths of three people. For many years he was among the most wanted international fugitives. The 5½ hour version of Carlos was screened out of Competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2010. The series aired on Canal Plus in prime-time in late May 2010. IFC Films acquired all U.S. rights to both the mini-series and the theatrical version. The former premiered on the Sundance Channel on October 11, 2010 shown over three nights, while both versions received a theatrical release with only the shorter version available on video on demand. Carlos won the 2010 Golden Globe award for the 'Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television'.

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