Terror's Advocate

Overview

Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder transcends the borders of the political and judiciary arenas to explore the mystery of a man who stands up for some of society's most deplorable figures. Enigmatic lawyer Jacques Vergès began his career by defending Djamila Bouhired -- an activist who became the manifestation of the people's hunger for freedom -- during the Algerian War of Independence. Later, after marrying his client and adopting an anti-colonialist stance, Vergès disappeared from the public eye for nearly a decade. ...
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Overview

Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder transcends the borders of the political and judiciary arenas to explore the mystery of a man who stands up for some of society's most deplorable figures. Enigmatic lawyer Jacques Vergès began his career by defending Djamila Bouhired -- an activist who became the manifestation of the people's hunger for freedom -- during the Algerian War of Independence. Later, after marrying his client and adopting an anti-colonialist stance, Vergès disappeared from the public eye for nearly a decade. Upon his return Vergès shocked the world by defending the rights of terrorists ranging from Magdalena Kopp to Anis Naccache, and even standing up for notorious Gestapo butcher Klaus Barbie. In addition to exploring the career of a man who has dedicated his life to defending the undefendable, director Schroeder also reveals the uncanny connections between the world's increasingly expansive blind terrorist networks.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Historical timeline
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2008
  • UPC: 876964001212
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Magnolia
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 2:17:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 61,154

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bachir Boumaza Participant
Magdalena Kopp Participant
Yacef Saadi Participant
Jeff Sine Participant
Jacques Verges Participant
Milous Brahimi Participant
Louis Caprioli Participant
Carlos Participant
Nuon Chea Participant
Isabelle Coutant-Peyre Participant
Jean-Paul Dolle Participant
Zohra Drif Participant
Lionel Duroy Participant
Claude Faure Participant
David Fechheimer Participant
Horst Franz Participant
Rolande Girard-Arnaud Participant
Hans Joachim-Klein Participant
Alain Marsaud Participant
Gilles Menage Participant
Claude Moniquet Participant
Anis Naccache Participant
Olivier Schrom Participant
Maher Souleiman Participant
Martine Tigrane Participant
Patricia Tourancheau Participant
Neda Vidakovic Participant
Tobias Wunschik Participant
Technical Credits
Barbet Schroeder Director
Jorge Arriagada Score Composer
Sylvie Balland Production Manager
Caroline Champetier Cinematographer
Brahim Chioua Co-producer
Yves Comeliau Sound/Sound Designer
Rita Dagher Producer
Eugenie Grandval Asst. Director
Dominique Hennequin Sound/Sound Designer
Vincent Maraval Co-producer
Jean-Luc Perreard Cinematographer
Nelly Quettier Editor
Beatrice Wick Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Terror's Advocate
1. Battle for Algiers [12:49]
2. First Terror Case [2:04]
3. Tactics [:53]
4. Born Angry [13:17]
5. Battle for Algiers II [4:14]
6. Post Independence Travels [5:05]
7. Palestinians [8:02]
8. Vergés Disappears [3:48]
9. Recruits [4:55]
10. Shady Connections [2:28]
11. Vergés Sightings [5:38]
12. Vergés Returns [5:39]
13. New Start [7:16]
14. Terrorist Anarchy [2:56]
15. Magdalena Kopp [9:44]
16. Infatuation [2:01]
17. The Butcher of Lyon [:52]
18. Khomeini's Fatwa [7:47]
19. End of a Friendship [5:26]
20. End Credits [3:15]
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Disc #1 -- Terror's Advocate
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   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio
         5.1 Dolby Digital
         2.0 Dolby Digital
   Historical Timeline
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