VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

AVOCAT DE LA TERREUR

V' 07

L' AVOCAT DE LA TERREUR

TERROR'S ADVOCATE

Barbet Schroeder
F, 2007
Documentaries, 135min, OmeU

L' AVOCAT DE LA TERREUR

Barbet Schroeder
F, 2007
Documentaries, 135min, OmeU

Cast: 
Jacques Vergès
Screenplay: 
Barbet Schroeder
Sound: 
Yves Coméliau
Béatrice Wick
Dominique Hennequin
Camera: 
Caroline Champetier
Jean-Luc Perréard
Editor: 
Nelly Quettier
Composer: 
Jorge Arriagada

Production: 
Yalla Films 11 cité de l'Ameublement 75011 Paris, Frankreich T 1 42 02 12 12 rita@yallaprod.com
World Sales: 
Wild Bunch 99 rue de la Verrerie 75004 Paris, Frankreich T 1 53 01 50 26 lkalmar@wildbunch.eu
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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.