This is a fascinating film and Edgar Ramirez does a remarkable job as Carlos. The casting is generally excellent with a huge variety of different linguistic and ethnic parts played with an astonishing degree of accuracy, even their English accents, when they speak English, matches reality. The one fault, and it is a major fault, is the decision to only subtitle when English is not spoken. There is hardly a native English part anywhere and most English accents are very thick and hard to understand even for those that may be familiar with such accents. For those that have little experience in this field, large parts of the English dialoge, (which could be as high as 20% of the total), is extremely hard to follow. A real shame. I have marked down the final rating purely because of this serious shortcoming. The Blu-ray transfer, which is spread over 3 discs, includes the shortened cinema version as well as the full 5 hour plus version, and is pretty good.
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