||Life and times of Klaus Barbie
||An examination of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Nazi 'Butcher of Lyon' and Gestapo chief implicated in 4000 deaths and the deportation of 7000 Jews, during the Nazi occupation of France. Tracing the 40-year hunt for the war criminal, it exposes a complex web of political intrigue, collaboration and deceit. Weaves together historical footage and interviews with former Nazis, American intelligence officers, South American government officials, victims of Nazi atrocities and witnesses.
|General note||Originally released as a documentary film in 1988.|
|General note||Companion booklet contains an essay, "Marcel Ophuls & history's testimony; the documentary filmmaker's frustrating pursuit of answers to the Holocaust," and a biography and filmography of the director.|
|Credits||Executive producers, John S. Friedman, Hamilton Fish and Peter Kovler ; produced and directed by Marcel Ophuls ; chief editors, Albert Jurgenson and Catherine Zins.|
||Closed-captioning not indicated.
|Technical details||DVD, NTSC, region 1; [fullscreen].|
|Language||Original English language version (includes French, German and Spanish footage subtitled in English).|
|Awards note||Academy awards, 1989: Best documentary.|