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Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie

1987, Documentary, 4h 28m

7 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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Klaus Barbie, the infamous "Butcher of Lyon," was directly responsible for the deaths of thousands during World War II. But unlike many Nazi war criminals, Barbie was able to escape from Europe to South America after the war with the help of American counter-intelligence forces; until his arrest in the early 1980s, he served as an anti-Communist counterinsurgency leader for various governments. This award-winning documentary traces Barbie's life from childhood through his 1987 trial.

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  • Jul 22, 2014
    A French documentarian copiously researches the life and death and career of Klaus Barbie. Most narratives about World War II and the Nazi regime are whittled down to rather simple documentaries of Nazi atrocities and good finally prevailing over evil. But Hotel Terminus, at an excruciatingly thorough four and a half hours, does not boil anything down. It's difficult to understand the documentarians' point, and I think the film would've been improved with a voice-over that allows us to understand how each piece of testimony fits in with the larger picture, but what I gather from the film is that the aftermath of WWII is more complicated that a mere triumph of good over evil. In fact, when it comes out that the CIA had dealings with Klaus Barbie, it seems that the film reveals that sorting out the good guys from the bad guys from the useful guys from the ugly guys is more complicated than one might expect. Not everyone wearing a swastika was evil, and not every evil person wore a swastika. I think that's the film's thesis, but I can't be sure. Overall, after watching a five-hour documentary on Nazis, I don't know if I can handle The Sorrow and the Pity, which is coming up ...
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