Terror's Advocate


2h 12m 2007

Brief Synopsis

A history of world terrorist movement as told through the story of the enigmatic figure Jacques Verges. Communist, anti-colonialist, right-wing extremist? As a young lawyer during the Algerian war, Verges esspoused the anti-colonialist cause and defended Djamila Bouhired, 'la Pasionaria', who bore h

Film Details

Also Known As
Avocat De La Terreur, L', l, Djävulens advokat, L' Avocat De La Terreur, L'Avocat de la terreur, O Advogado do terror, Terror´s Advocate, abogado del terror, terror ügyvédje
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

Synopsis

A history of world terrorist movement as told through the story of the enigmatic figure Jacques Verges. Communist, anti-colonialist, right-wing extremist? As a young lawyer during the Algerian war, Verges esspoused the anti-colonialist cause and defended Djamila Bouhired, 'la Pasionaria', who bore her country's hopes for freedom on her shoulders and was sentenced to death for planting bombs in cafes. He obtained her release, married her and had two children with her. Then suddenly, at the height of an illustrious career, Verges disappeared without trace for eight years. He re-emerged from his mysterious absence, taking on the defense of terrorists of all kinds, from Magdalena Kopp and Anis Naccache to Carlos the Jackal. He represented historical monsters such as Nazi lieutenant Klaus Barbie. From the lawyer's inflammatory and provocative cases to his controversial terrorist links, director Barbet Schroeder follows the winding trail left by this "devil's advocate," as he forges his unique path in law and politics. Schroeder explores and questions the history of 'blind terrorism' through his penetrating investigation of this compelling man and leads us towards shocking revelations that expose long-hidden links in history.

Film Details

Also Known As
Avocat De La Terreur, L', l, Djävulens advokat, L' Avocat De La Terreur, L'Avocat de la terreur, O Advogado do terror, Terror´s Advocate, abogado del terror, terror ügyvédje
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

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Released in United States 2007

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States Fall October 12, 2007

Released in United States May 2007

Released in United States on Video February 19, 2008

Released in United States September 2007

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 16-27. 2007.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Time & Tide) January 23-February 3, 2008.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi - Pearls) September 20-29, 2007.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31-September 3, 2007.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Real To Reel) September 6-15, 2007.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Spotlight on France) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31-September 3, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Spotlight on France) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Time & Tide) January 23-February 3, 2008.)

Released in United States on Video February 19, 2008

Released in United States May 2007 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 16-27. 2007.)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi - Pearls) September 20-29, 2007.)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Real To Reel) September 6-15, 2007.)

Released in United States Fall October 12, 2007