Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair
English; Italian; French
Part of the States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s Season
A UK-France co-production, Fred Zinnemann's legendary film explores the attempts of a right-winging paramilitary group to assassinate French President General De Gaulle following the independence of Algeria. Boasting a career-defining performance from Edward Fox and replete with many political twists and turns, The Day of the Jackal is one of the best thrillers of the 1970s.
The screening will be introduced by Dr Pasquale Iannone (The University of Edinburgh).
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