A high-watermark of 1970s political cinema, Fred Zinneman’s legendary film follows the attempts of a right-wing paramilitary group to assassinate French President General Charles de Gaulle following the declaration of Algerian independence from France. Based on the Frederick Forsyth novel of the same name, Day of the Jackal is a tense, suspense filled classic that boasts a career defining performance from Edward Fox as the British assassin, codenamed ‘the Jackal’, who is hired by the exiled leaders of the paramilitary group to finish the job they started.

Part of the retrospective States of Danger and Deceit: European Thrillers in the 1970s (presented by HOME / supported by the BFI). The full list of titles in the retrospective at LIFF 2017 is as follows: The Day of the JackalThe Deputy, Don't Torture a Duckling, The Flight, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, The Man on the Roof, The Mattei Affair, Seven Days in January, State of Siege, Z.

Ticket offers: the LIFF 2017 Pass is incredible value or see 6 films for the price of 5 (available by phone or in person only).

Please note tickets for film screenings before 5.30pm today (9th November) are available on the door from the venue all day and not online: our box office at Leeds Town Hall is open from 1.00pm, Hyde Park Picture House from noon, and Everyman Leeds and Vue at The Light from 12.30pm.

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