The Day of the Jackal
In this political thriller, a secret French paramilitary organisation plans to assassinate French President Charles De Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand) because of their disagreement with his policies during the Algerian War. They hire a professional killer, known only as ‘The Jackal’ (Edward Fox).
The police learn of the plot from an informer, and police investigator Lebel (Michel Lonsdale) cleverly pieces together the clues to the Jackal’s identity.
Well acted and directed, Day of the Jackal is tense and engrossing with a surprising ending.