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What conviction guides Jacques Vergès? At the start of this enigmatic lawyer’s career it was the Algerian war and Djamila Bouhired. The young man espoused the anti-colonialist cause and married the woman. He then disappeared for eight years. On his return, Vergès defended the terrorists Magdalena Kopp, Anis Naccache, Carlos and such historic monsters as Klaus Barbie. From high-profile cases to terrorist explosions, Barbet Schroeder follows the paths taken by ‘terror’s advocate’ on the political and the judicial fringes.