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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

    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

    Participants (8)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producers :

    Memory Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films

    French distribution :

    Fox France

    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)