The Day of the Jackal (1973)

Director
Fred Zinnemann

Main cast
Edward Fox; Michael Lonsdale; Olga Georges-Picot; Delphine Seyrig; Eric Porter

Genres
Action, Thriller

Description
An international assassin is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill Charles de Gaulle while a dedicated gendarme follows the assassin's trail in this political thriller. The film uses the perspectives of the ultra-professional assassin as he prepares his work and that of the harried but humble French detective as he uncovers the plot.


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