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Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)

Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)

Linwood Dunn Theater
Pickford Center, 1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

Presented in 35mm, with Marcel Ophuls in person!

In conjunction with the Ophuls Film Festival: Shadows of the 20th Century
Co-presented by GSA Melnitz Movies and UCLA

Produced and directed by Marcel Ophuls. 267 minutes. In French, German, Spanish and English with English subtitles.

By letting interviews and archival materials speak for themselves, director Marcel Ophuls allows the crimes committed during the Holocaust and the suffering they caused to gain immediacy in this Academy Award-winning documentary about Nazi criminal Klaus Barbie.

MARCEL OPHULS is an Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, best known for a trilogy of Holocaust-themed films: The Sorrow and the Pity (1971), The Memory of Justice (1976) and Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Born as Hans Marcel Oppenheimer in Frankfurt, Germany, Ophuls was the son of German actress Hildegard Wall and the celebrated German-Jewish director Max Ophuls. He was five years old in 1933 when his family left Germany and settled first in Paris. During World War II, they hid for a year in the Vichy zone, escaped to Spain and reached Los Angeles in December 1941.

About the Ophuls Film Festival, June 1-8, 2017, UCLA

Marcel Ophuls is best known for his documentary films dealing with the atrocities of World War II. From Munich or Peace in Our Time (1967) to the Academy Award-winning Hotel Terminus (1988), the filmmaker has returned many times to the dark pages of 20th century history with unanswered philosophical and ethical questions. The film festival will set Ophuls’s work in the context of his family background and life experiences in both Europe and Hollywood. Visit for more information.