Terror's Advocate

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Terror's Advocate
Terror's Advocate.jpg
Directed by Barbet Schroeder
Produced by Rita Dagher
Narrated by Barbet Schroeder
Music by Jorge Arriagada
Cinematography Caroline Champetier
Jean-Luc Perréard
Edited by Nelly Quettier
Distributed by Les Films du Losange (France)
Magnolia Pictures (USA)
Release dates
  • 2007 (2007)
Running time
135 min.
Country France
Language English
French
German
Khmer

Terror's Advocate (French: L'Avocat de la terreur) is a 2007 French documentary film directed by Barbet Schroeder. It is a portrait of controversial lawyer Jacques Vergès, who defended many terrorists and war criminals opposed by the West, including Algerian guerrilla Djamila Bouhired, Nazi butcher Klaus Barbie and Marxist-Leninist terrorist Carlos the Jackal.

The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Reception[edit]

The film received generally favorable reviews from critics. As of January 5, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 85% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 40 reviews.[1] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 75 out of 100, based on 17 reviews.[2]

Kenneth Turan of Los Angeles Times named it the 3rd best film of 2007 (along with Into Great Silence),[3] and J. Hoberman of The Village Voice named it the 8th best film of 2007.[3]

Director Wes Anderson included Terror's Advocate on a list of recommended films in the online newsletter Goop.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terror's Advocate - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Terror's Advocate (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Metacritic: 2007 Film Critic Top Ten Lists". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Some Favorite Directors' Favorite Films". Goop. Archived from the original on 2015-11-07. Retrieved 2016-05-16. 

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