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L' AVOCAT DE LA TERREUR

Barbet Schroeder
FRA, 2007
135min
V'07

Is he a communist, an anticolonialist, or a sympathizer of the far right? What exactly drives Jacques Vergès? Barbet Schroeder investigates the mystery of the man. The enigmatic lawyer begins his career with the Algerian War for Independence and the defense of Djamila Bouhired, an activist who embodies the people's determination to gain freedom. The young man adopts the anticolonialist cause and marries its symbol. Then he disappears for eight years. When he returns, Vergès defends terrorists from all political fronts and even monsters like Klaus Barbie. From scandalous cases to terrorist explosions, Barbet Schroeder traces the intricate path of «the terrorists' advocate» beyond the political and judiciary realms.

Credits
  • Dominique Hennequin
  • Yves Coméliau
  • Béatrice Wick
  • Caroline Champetier
  • Jean-Luc Perréard
  • Jorge Arriagada
  • Barbet Schroeder
  • Jacques Vergès
  • Nelly Quettier
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