Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story
Farrah Fawcett again got critical acceptance as a serious actress for her portrayal here of the real-life Beate Klarsfeld, a German Protestant housewife who, with the encouragement and support of her Jewish law student husband, Serge, began an unrelenting campaign (continuing to the present) to bring Nazi war criminals to justice -- notably the infamous Klaus Barbie, a despised Gestapo official of the Nazi occupation forces in France during World War II. Klarsfeld survives jail, torture, assassination attempts, arrests in South America as well as Germany and a miscarriage in her pursuit. Geraldine Page replaced Geraldine Fitzgerald (whose son directed this drama) as a fictional concentration camp survivor, and Catherine Allegret, daughter of French actress Simone Signoret and veteran director Yves Allegret, plays another key witness. Filming was done entirely in Paris and Nice.