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Terror's Advocate (L'Avocat de la terreur)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:October 12, 2007
Running time:130 minutes
Cast:Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Abderrahmane Benhamida, Bachir Boumaâza, Isabelle Coutant-Peyre
Director:Barbet Schroeder
Producer:Rita Dagher
Writer:Barbet Schroeder
Distributor:Magnolia Pictures

Web Site: http://www.terrorsadvocatefilm.com/

Description: Communist, anti-colonialist, right-wing extremist? What convictions guide the moral mind of Jacques Vergès? Barbet Schroeder takes us down history's darkest paths in his attempt to illuminate the mystery behind this enigmatic figure. As a young lawyer during the Algerian war, Vergès espoused the anti-colonialist cause and defended Djamila Bouhired, 'la Pasionaria,' who bore her country's hopes for freedom on her shoulders and was sentenced to death for planting bombs in cafes. He obtained her release, married her and had two children with her. Then suddenly, at the height of an illustrious career, Vergès disappeared without trace for eight years. He re-emerged from his mysterious absence, taking on the defense of terrorists of all kinds, from Magdalena Kopp and Anis Naccache to Carlos the Jackal. He represented historical monsters such as Nazi lieutenant Klaus Barbie. From the lawyer's inflammatory and provocative cases to his controversial terrorist links, Barbet Schroeder follows the winding trail left by this 'devil's advocate,' as he forges his unique path in law and politics. Schroeder explores and questions the history of "blind terrorism" through his penetrating investigation of this compelling man and leads us towards shocking revelations that expose long-hidden links in history.

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