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My Enemy's Enemy (2007)

A look at the history of one-time Gestapo commander Klaus Barbie, infamously known as "The Butcher of Lyon." This documentary's main focus will be on Barbie's post-war activities, in which ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Raymond Aubrac Raymond Aubrac ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Badinter Robert Badinter ... Himself
Klaus Barbie ... Himself (archive footage)
Ladislas De Hoyos Ladislas De Hoyos ... Himself
André Dussollier ... Narrator (french version) (voice)
René Hardy René Hardy ... Himself (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Beate Klarsfeld Beate Klarsfeld ... Herself
Serge Klarsfeld Serge Klarsfeld ... Himself
Bruno Masure Bruno Masure ... Himself (archive footage)
Jacques Vergès ... Himself
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A look at the history of one-time Gestapo commander Klaus Barbie, infamously known as "The Butcher of Lyon." This documentary's main focus will be on Barbie's post-war activities, in which he became a counter-intelligence agent who worked for the same countries that pursued him during WWII. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent images, descriptions of war atrocities and torture, and thematic material | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Wild Bunch [France]

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France | UK

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English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

7 November 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ellenségem ellensége See more »

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Wild Bunch,Yalla Film See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Want To Know Why The U.S. Is Hated?
13 September 2007 | by cashiersducinemartSee all my reviews

I never consider myself worldly or well-learned until I see a "No Duh Documentary." I'm not an expert on the U.S. policy of hiring and protecting Nazi war criminals but MY ENEMY'S ENEMY didn't manage to tell me anything that I didn't already know about the recruitment of "The Butcher of Lyon," Klaus Barbie, and his post-WWII life in Bolivia. Barbie's greatest hits include the deportation of 44 children to a death camp, the murder of French Resistance leader Jean Moulin, backing several South American putsches, and teaching the U.S. a thing or two about effective torture methods (some still being used today).

This French/UK documentary showcases quite a few skeletons from the U.S. closet but spends more time demonstrating how the French government refused to bring Barbie to justice for several decades thanks to the post-WWII French government's comprise of unsavory Vichy loyalists on whom Barbie held dirt.

Another damning indictment of wrong-headed decisions made out of greed and alleged anti-communist fervor, MY ENEMY'S ENEMY holds more answers to Americans who just can't fathom why our country is so despised in the international arena. A truly enlightening film.


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