The Day of the Jackal

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The Day of the Jackal
Fred Zinnemann, 1973
France | English, Italian & French with English Subtitles | 143 minutes

The underrated, ruthlessly efficient The Day of the Jackal follows a meticulous anonymous mechanic (Edward Fox) on a mission to kill President de Gaulle—hired by militants, pursued by detective Michael Lonsdale, and bedded by upper-crust Delphine Seyrig. For his first film in seven years Zinnemann brought a documentary precision to this paradigmatic thriller, all the way down to the assassin’s custom-made rifle, in a superior adaptation of Frederick Forsyth’s best-seller.

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Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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