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The Day Of The Jackal (15)

Monday 04 December 2017 to Tuesday 05 December 2017

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  • Director Fred Zinnemann
  • Origin UK/France
  • Year 1973
  • Duration 140 minutes

Based on the best-selling novel by Frederick Forsyth. Fred Zinneman’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, Day Of The Jackal is one of the best thrillers of the 1970s. 

Part of QUAD's Thrillers season. See all fifteen films in this season for just £50 with a Thriller Season Pass.

Part of States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s, a touring season presented by HOME, Manchester. Programme curated by Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford and Senior Visiting Curator: Film at HOME, produced by Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Film Programme Manager, and coordinated by Jessie Gibbs, HOME Film Team. Presented with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.