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Terror's Advocate

Terror's Advocate

Jacques Verges
Director: Barbet Schroeder Cast: Jacques Verges
Jacques Verges
, Bachir Boumaza
Bachir Boumaza
, Yacef Saadi
Yacef Saadi
Barbet Schroeder


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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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Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2008
UPC: 0876964001212
Original Release: 2007
Source: Magnolia Home Ent
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:17:00
Sales rank: 67,521

Special Features

Closed Caption; Historical timeline

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jacques Verges Participant
Bachir Boumaza Participant
Yacef Saadi Participant
Jeff Sine Participant
Magdalena Kopp Participant
Anis Naccache Participant
Lionel Duroy Participant
Maher Souleiman Participant
Hans Joachim-Klein Participant
Carlos Participant
Neda Vidakovic Participant
Louis Caprioli Participant
Jean-Paul Dolle Participant
Claude Faure Participant
David Fechheimer Participant
Horst Franz Participant
Claude Moniquet Participant
Olivier Schrom Participant
Patricia Tourancheau Participant
Tobias Wunschik Participant
Milous Brahimi Participant
Nuon Chea Participant
Isabelle Coutant-Peyre Participant
Zohra Drif Participant
Rolande Girard-Arnaud Participant
Gilles Menage Participant
Alain Marsaud Participant
Martine Tigrane 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

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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