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Terror's Advocate Details


Filmmaker [[Performer~P110382~Barbet Schroeder~barbetschroeder]] 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 [[Performer~P523906~Jacques Vergès~jacquesvergès]] 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, [[Performer~P523906~Vergès~jacquesvergès]] disappeared from the public eye for nearly a decade. Upon his return [[Performer~P523906~Vergès~jacquesvergès]] shocked the world by defending the rights of terrorists ranging from [[Performer~P523908~Magdalena Kopp~magdalenakopp]] to [[Performer~P523909~Anis Naccache~anisnaccache]], and even standing up for notorious Gestapo butcher [[Performer~P496417~Klaus Barbie~klausbarbie]]. In addition to exploring the career of a man who has dedicated his life to defending the undefendable, director [[Performer~P110382~Schroeder~barbetschroeder]] also reveals the uncanny connections between the world's increasingly expansive blind terrorist networks. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 12, 2007