Hotel terminus [videorecording] : the life and times of Klaus Barbie / une pŕesentation de John S. Friedman avec Hamilton Fish; un film de Marcel Ophuls
DVDs | Icarus Films Home Video | 2010 | [Full screen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 940.5405 H pt.1-2)
[United States] : Icarus Films Home Video, , c1988.
[Full screen version.]
2 videodiscs (267 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet [8 p.]
Original English language version (includes French, German and Spanish footage subtitled in English) ; Screen title appears in French and English.
Executive producers, John S. Friedman, Hamilton Fish and Peter Kovler ; producer/director, Marcel Ophuls ; chief editors, Albert Jurgenson and Catherine Zins.
Best documentary, Academy awards, 1989.
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.
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.
Title on screen with the English title : Hôtel terminus : Klaus Barbie, son vie et son temps