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The Day of the Jackal

Nominated For/Won Awards   1973   3.7★ 143 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG RT: 90%     until 01-Jan-2025  

Awards

Oscar Nominee: Best Film Editing in 1974
BAFTA Nominee: Best Supporting Actor for Michael Lonsdale in 1974
BAFTA Nominee: Best Film in 1974
BAFTA Nominee: Best Direction for Fred Zinnemann in 1974
BAFTA Nominee: Best Supporting Actress for Delphine Seyrig in 1974
Golden Globe Nominee: Best Director (Motion Picture) in 1974
Golden Globe Nominee: Best Motion Picture (Drama) in 1974

Synopsis

A French paramilitary group disgusted with Pres. Charles de Gaulle's decision to free French Algeria plans De Gaulle's assassination in this taut political thriller, based on Frederick Forsyth's novel. To carry out their task, the group hires a British hit man known only as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox). But soon the plan is uncovered by French police, who send investigator Lebel (Michel Lonsdale) to sniff out the Jackal's trail.

Directed By

Fred Zinnemann
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