The Day of the Jackal (1973)|
Before the title, a stark white on black cross appears, while a voice-over explains the context of the film.
Narrator : "August, 1962 was a stormy time for France. Many people felt that Charles DeGaule had betrayed the country by giving independence to Algeria. Extremists, mostly from the army, swore to kill him in revenge. They banded together in an underground movement and called themselves the O. A. S."
Intended to represent the Cross Lorraine used by the Second World War Free French, the cross is actually the Patriarchal Cross.
(1973) Directed by Fred Zinnemann, written by Frederick Forsyth (novel) Kenneth Ross. Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Denis Carey, Adrien Cayla-Legrand, Cyril Cusack, Maurice Denham, Vernon Dobtcheff, Jacques François, Olga Georges-Picot, Raymond Gérôme, Barrie Ingham, Derek Jacobi. 145 min. UK / France, English / Italian / French. Technicolor, Mono.