Weinstein embraces ‘Enemy’ doc at AFM

TWC picks up Macdonald pic

NEW YORK — The Weinstein Co. has made one of the bigger acquisitions of AFM, picking up rights to the Kevin Macdonald docu “My Enemy’s Enemy.”

Movie centers on the life of Klaus Barbie, the Nazi and “Butcher of Lyons” who lived undisturbed in Bolivia for many years after World War II, but was caught, tried and convicted in the 1980s for war crimes.

Doc is said to focus particularly on Barbie’s involvement with the CIA, which reportedly employed him for years.

Marcel Ophuls’ earlier doc about Barbie, “Hotel Terminus,” won an Oscar in 1989.

TWC has bought all U.S. and Canadian rights; no release date has been set.

Movie marks a return for Macdonald to the documentary form. After directing a number of acclaimed films, including the nature doc “Touching the Void” and Oscar winner “One Day in September,” Macdonald moved into features with “The Last King of Scotland.”

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading