Terror’s Advocate

Barbet Schroeder

France 2007, 132 min.

His clients have included international terrorists such as Carlos the Jackal and war criminals such as Klaus Barbie. It is hardly surprising then that he proves adept at defending his own actions in this documentary about his life. Although veteran fiction director Barbet Schroeder cannot always shed light on the mysteries in Vergès’ career, he succeeds in showing how deep they are and the complexity of their origins.


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