Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

HOTEL TERMINUS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KLAUS BARBIE

Year: 1988
Country: United States
Run Time: 127 minutes

HOTEL TERMINUS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KLAUS BARBIE

Probing into the vivid memories of neighbors, friends, accomplices and victims of the Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, Marcel Ophuls (THE SORROWAND THE PITY) elicits a fascinating and chilling account of "The Butcher of Lyon's" heinous career. Barbie's path is traced from the Hotel Terminus in Lyons where, as chief of the local Gestapo during the German Occupation, he interrogated, tortured and killed his victims, to his safe haven in Bolivia and back to Lyons for his 1987 trial for crimes against humanity. HOTEL TERMINUS exposes past evils eloquently recalled in moving interviews with Barbie's surviving victims - and warns against their recurrence implicated by still-existing attitudes.

Screenplay
Marcel Ophiuls

Producer
Marcel Ophiuls, John S. Freidman -- Memory Pictures, Hami Hon Fish, Peter Kovler

Cinematography
Michael Davis, Pierre Boffety, Wilhelm Rosing

Editing
Albert Jurgenson, Catherine Zins

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