About My Enemy's Enemy
Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald returns with a documentary as startling as his previous FOUR DAYS IN SEPTEMBER and TOUCHING THE VOID. MY ENEMY tracks Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, a.k.a. the Butcher of Lyon, who committed blood-drenched crimes while hunting down members of the French Resistance and then became an agent of American counter-intelligence during the Cold War. Then, in Bolivia, Barbie became astonishingly successful in reviving the fortunes of other ex-Nazis. His brutal escapades, some in conjunction with U.S. agents, continued there, with American intelligence forces ever more deeply implicated. Macdonald reveals Barbie’s life story as something wilder and more bizarre than what most fiction writers could dream up.