The Day of the Jackal 1973


NETFLIX Rating : 3.8

IMDB Rating : 7.8

FD Smart Rating : 7.7

Synopsis : A French paramilitary group disgusted with President Charles de Gaulle's decision to free French Algeria plans his assassination.

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Finland , French Guiana , French Polynesia , Guadeloupe , Ireland , Luxembourg , Macao , Martinique , Morocco , New Caledonia , Oman , Portugal , Réunion , Romania , Saint Martin , Saint Pierre and Miquelon , Spain , Wallis and Futuna


Fred Zinnemann


English , French , Spanish , Brazilian Portuguese , European Spanish , English [Original]


Finnish , English , French , Spanish , Brazilian Portuguese , European Spanish


Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Suitable for age 16 or older.

It is the early 60s in France. The remaining survivors of the aborted French Foreign Legion have made repeated attempts to kill DeGaulle. The result is that he is the most closely guarded man in the world. As a desperate act, they hire The Jackal, the code name for a hired killer who agrees to kill French President De Gaulle for half a million dollars. We watch his preparations which are so thorough we wonder how he could possibly fail even as we watch the French police attempt to pick up his trail. The situation is historically accurate. There were many such attempts and the film closely follows the plot of the book.