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Terror's Advocate

Terror's Advocate
  • 2007
  • France
  • 137 min
  • 12A

Schroeder's engrossing documentary displays an incredible fascination for the lawyer Jacques Vergès who went to the Sorbonne with Pol Pot and defended demonised international figures such as Klaus Barbie and Magdalena Kopp of the Baader-Meinhoff gang. This is a history lesson on modern insurgency and terrorism paranoia.

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Terror’s Advocate

22 May 20084 stars

DOCUMENTARY (12A) 137min Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder starts his engrossing documentary with a written statement claiming that this is his view of Jacques Vergès and that the opinion of those interviewed may be different. He then proceeds to show an…

Barbet Schroeder

22 May 2008

‘I don’t like being called an auteur’, explains the 67-year-old maverick filmmaker Barbet Schroeder. ‘I just like jumping between different projects.’ Certainly the Iranian-born Schroeder has enjoyed a richly varied cinematic career, starting out in the…

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