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The Day of the Jackal

Fred Zinnemann

A UK-France co-production, Fred Zinnemann’s legendary film explores the attempts of a right-wing 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.


Part of States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s, a touring season presented by HOME, Manchester, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.