Carlos the Jackal

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Noun1.Carlos the Jackal - Venezuelan master terrorist raised by a Marxist-Leninist father; trained and worked with many terrorist groups (born in 1949)
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
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When pro-Palestinian militant Illich Ramirez Sanchez, better known as "Carlos the Jackal", kidnapped oil ministers from an Opec meeting in Vienna in 1975, he demanded to be flown with his hostages to Algiers.
Carlos the Jackal, born Illich Ramirez Sanchez, was already behind bars serving two separate life sentences-but Monday's trial could get him a third.
In Assayas's film, the Marxist world is the prison in which Illich Ramirez Sanchez creates his alter ego, Carlos the Jackal.