Friday, March 26, 2010
On-Demand: Kevin MacDonald's MY ENEMY'S ENEMY tracks Klaus Barbie's South American sojourn
Marcel Ophüls's nearly five-hour opus from 1988, Hotel Terminus, here comes MY ENEMY'S ENEMY, a consider-
ably shorter (85 minutes) exploration by Kevin Macdonald of Klaus Barbie's post-WWII time in South America, with specific rummaging into how our own government used and protected Barbie, despite our know-
ledge of his exter-
mination of French Jews.
State of Play and The Last King of Scotland, actually completed this smart, swift documentary in the year between those two movies, but it has taken until now for any distributor to step up to the plate. Even so, the film is available only On-Demand at this point, via Sundance Selects, though one hopes a DVD is in the offing.
Sundance Selects On-Demand, available from most major TV-reception providers. Click here for the where and how.