Carlos trailer online
We saw the teaser trailer for Olivier Assayas' film Carlos starring the excellent Édgar Ramírez as Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the man who became known as Carlos aka Carlos the Jackal, the internationally renowned terrorist. Now there's a full trailer for the film available, and it's in high definition.
I'm not sure of the structure of the trailer, as it feels like a series of snapshots of the film, but the visual style is strong, and the performance from Ramírez looks really good. I wonder of the historical accuracy of the film and how it will end up presenting the hijacker however.
The blurb of Carlos is right here:
From the acclaimed director of Irma Vep and Summer Hours, Olivier Assayas, comes an explosive new work of astonishing scope; an epic portrayal of the notorious revolutionary and terrorist, Carlos (played by Edgar Ramirez in the breakthrough performance of the year). A sensational hit of the Cannes and Telluride Film Festivals, CARLOS is a exciting, sexy, globe-spanning ride through the life of one of the most enigmatic, violent and fascinating personas of the 20th century. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, for two decades, was 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 the period. Known to the world as Carlos the Jackal, his resume of violent revolutionary acts led to notoriety of the most extreme kind.
That's something you notice from the blurb and the trailer, there are a lot of great comments coming out about the film and about Édgar Ramírez's performance, and I'm very surprised at that, for back in April we heard about the radically cut down version being released in the cinema as this was originally a three part mini-series, with a total running time of almost five and three quarter hours, three hundred and twenty six minutes over three episodes to be precise.
Now taking that down to a cinematic release must be hard work, but it looks like they have, and that means there's a lot of footage not going into that final film. I wonder if the comments used in the marketing are for the mini-series and not a cinematic version? A version that is coming in around one hundred and forty minutes, that's two hours twenty minutes leaving some three hours and thirty five minutes on the cutting room floor.