My Enemy's Enemy

2007

Biography / Documentary / History / War

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 76%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 580

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Cast

Kevin Macdonald as Narrator / Interviewer
Adolf Hitler as Self
André Dussollier as Narrator
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816.39 MB
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English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
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1.48 GB
1920*1072
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by cashiersducinemart 8 / 10

Want To Know Why The U.S. Is Hated?

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.

Reviewed by johno-21 6 / 10

Scratching the surface of collaborating with Nazi war criminals in the still murky world of post WWII

I saw this last month at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Director Kevin MacDonald who directed the recent Last King of Scotland narrative feature returns to his documentary roots in his latest offering My Enemy's Enemy. MacDonald picked up an Avademy Award for his One Day in September documentary and received much acclaim for his previous documentary Touching the Void, examines here, how former Nazi Gestapo war criminal Klaus Barbie was able to flee to the west and serve as a tool for the CIA in exchange for not being prosecuted as a war criminal. Barbie was known under the infamous moniker given him by France as the Butcher of Lyon for ordering the execution of Jews and French resistance members in Lyon during Germany's occupation of France. He was also implicated as being personally involved in the execution of French Resistance leader Jean Moulin. Following WWII, Barbie fled to Bolivia where he lived under the name of Klaus Altmann and dreamed of creating a Fourth Reich in the Andes of South America. It has been suggested that Barbie directed the efforts leading to the death of Che Guevara. Barbie also lived in Peru and is linked to being a tool of right-wing regimes and of the CIA in the cold war fight against Communism. When Barbie was no longer of use to United States interests he was cut loose which ultimately would lead to his extradition to France to face trial as a war criminal. This film was produced by Rita Dagher who was the producer of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 so expect an anti-US slant. It's filled with interviews of people and government insiders who knew Barbie as well as his victims and relatives of his victims. It is well researched but fails to mention that not just the USA but several Western European countries were using former Nazi's who would have been considered war criminals in the fight against communism. Some as "stay-behinds" within Eastern Germany. Even the Soviets themselves were using former Nazi's as double agents against western governments. There indeed was a lot of postwar collaboration between US Intelligence and former Nazi's and Barbie was one of the most undesirable. He used the only following orders defense when it was convenient while harboring a vision of resurrecting the Nazi Reich with himself as the new Führer. He would have been what US intelligence agents once termed an "unreconstructed Nazi" or a Nazi that had no repentance whatsoever for his war crimes and kept a grudge that they lost the war. A lot of effort was put into conducting interviews with people involved in the Barbie story but the rest of the documentary looks like a standard cut and paste assemblage of footage and stills with stiff narration. I would give this a 6.5 out of 10.

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