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Terror's Advocate

L'avocat de la terreur

Directed by Barbet Schroeder
France, 2007
Documentary, Biography, History


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.

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Terror's Advocate Directed by Barbet Schroeder

Critics reviews

Barbet Schroeder directed this fascinating, appalling documentary portrait, from 2007, of the French attorney Jacques Vergès, who represented such clients as Klaus Barbie and Carlos the Jackal.
December 28, 2018
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