Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, October 22, 2010 – Sunday, October 24, 2010

France/Germany/2010—directed by Olivier Assayas (319 min.)

Astounding in every way, Carlos is a dynamic, thrilling, and revelatory account of the career of the notorious revolutionary terrorist popularly known as Carlos the Jackal. A sensation at the Cannes Film Festival, it packs every one of its 319 minutes with real movie-movie excitement, action, sex, and suspense, creating a nerve-jangling, you-are-there verisimilitude, most of all in its breathless re-creation of Carlos’s audacious 1975 kidnapping of OPEC oil ministers. Edgar Ramirez inhabits the title role with the charisma of Brando in his prime, while director Olivier Assayas takes great artistic and historical risks—fluidly staging sequences set in at least 16 countries and spoken in all the appropriate languages. The uncut Carlos is a unique, totally immersive experience. Multiple languages with English subtitles, presented with intermission.
Friday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Special ticket prices apply for Carlos screenings: $10 general admission, $9 for DIA members, seniors and students. Your ticket to Carlos admits you to all three parts, either on a single day or on separate days if you prefer.
“An astonishing film, made with staggering intelligence and skill. It’s terrific.” –Todd McCarthy, indieWIRE