HOTEL TERMINUS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KLAUS BARBIE slowly but surely indicts the international community of complying with WWII criminals. Director Marcel Ophuls uses the charmed existence of the shrewd but sociopathic Nazi Barbie as a focus for his stinging documentary-essay.
During the war, Klaus Barbie became known as the "Butcher of Lyon" for the cruel and ruthless terror he inflicted upon his victims, mostly French Jews. During Barbie's belated 1984 trial for war crimes, Ophuls interviews dozens of people who remember the man and the monster. In France, Raymond
Levy and his pool-playing friends disagree on the merits of the trial; some feel its overdue, oth...