2009 Crime Drama

Arthouse favorite Olivier Assayas followed up his critical darling L'Heure d'

Director: Olivier Assayas

Starring: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Nora von Waldstätten, Ahmad Kaabour, Christoph Bach


  • Hypnotic and sprawling five-hour-plus piece of cinematic genius.

    Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times

    19 January 2013

  • One of the high points of last month's Telluride Film Festival was, as I wrote at the time, spending 5½ hours in a darkened theater-with one short break around the four-hour mark-to watch Olivier Assayas's shocking and edifying epic.

    Joe Morgenstern - The Wall Street Journal

    19 January 2013

  • Like the convictions of some born into religious families, his (Carlos) Marxism seems more a matter of habit than faith. What seems to turn him on is power, which, the movie suggests, he nurtured alongside his luxe tastes.

    Manohla Dargis - The New York Times

    19 January 2013

  • It is a tremendous achievement that shines a light on the way many countries use criminals to further their domestic and international goals. Politically informative, it also offers great drama with excitement and suspense, and no little tragedy.

    Ray Bennett - The Hollywood Reporter

    19 January 2013

  • It's a tricky feat, channeling the glamour of a famous international terrorist without glamorizing him. But damned if French filmmaker Olivier Assayas doesn't pull it off with Carlos.

    Stephanie Zacharek - Movieline

    19 January 2013


  • Most Promising Actor (Meilleur espoir masculin)

    César Awards, France (2011)

  • Best Editor

    European Film Awards (2010)

  • Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

    Golden Globes (2011)

  • Actor of the Year

    London Critics Circle Film Awards (2011)

  • Best Director

    Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (2010)