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Klaus Barbie, His Life and Times

Klaus Barbie, His Life and Times

A Feature film by Marcel Ophüls

Produced by Memory Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films

Release in France : 29/08/1988

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Participants (8)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producers :

Memory Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films

French distribution :

Fox France

Synopsis

This full-length documentary deals with the life, career and trial of Nazi SS officer Klaus Barbie, known as the Butcher of Lyons. Virtually all aspects of his life are covered. His childhood and schooling in Germany; his early military career; his role in the head of intelligence in Lyons; his post-war employment by the US military; his life in Bolivia; his return to Europe; his trial and conviction. Interviewed are friends, enemies, associates, heroes and traitors.

Source : IMDb

Full credits (9)

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Documentary

Themes :

War

Production language :

English, French

Coproducer countries :

United States, Germany, France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Minority French (United States, Germany, France)

Production year :

1988

French release :

29/08/1988

Runtime :

4 h 27 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

68207

Visa issue date :

04/08/1988

Approval :

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.33

Audio format :

Mono

Posters (1)

Director

Festival Selections (2)

Academy Awards - 1989

Academy Awards (United States, 1989)

Selection

Nomination for Best Documentary : Marcel Ophüls

Cannes International Film Festival - 1988

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1988)

Selection

Un Certain Regard

Awards (2)

Academy Awards - 1989

Academy Awards (United States, 1989)

Awards

Academy Award for Best Feature Dosumentary : Marcel Ophüls

Berlin International Film Festival - 1989

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1989)

Awards

Peace Film Award (independent prize)