In The Darkroom
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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Magdalena Kopp was married to the most wanted terrorist in the world: Carlos 'the Jackal'. She followed him through the birth of international terrorism, of which he became the star. Driven by a need to belong, she found herself in the arms of the man who was fast becoming the first celebrity-terrorist in the world. She trained with Palestinian freedom fighters, fought alongside their national heroes. She followed him into dangerous international intrigues, from Damascus to Bagdad and Paris, in a nebulous world of secret services and shady governments, and gave birth to their daughter Rosa on the way. For some Carlos is a revolutionary, to others a murderer, but for Rosa he is a father, one she has not seen since she was five, one she only knows through the media. While Carlos stands trial in Paris, mother and daughter take a courageous journey beyond the shadows of his myth.

tags: Documentary

With: Magdalena Kopp, Rosa Kopp, Jacques Vergès, Willi Dietl, Bassam Abu Sharif


Screenplay: Nadav Schirman

Director of Photography: Tuomo Hutri

Film Editor: Joelle Alexis

Composer: Lasse Enersen

Sound: André Zacher

Producer: Karl Baumgartner

Production Company: Pandora Filmproduktions GmbH

Co-Producer: Frank Stephan Limbach

World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH

Distributor: Real Fiction Filmverleih

Director: Nadav Schirman