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An Officer and a Spy (2019)

J'accuse (original title)
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In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island.

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

Robert Harris (original novel), Robert Harris (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Dujardin ... Colonel Georges Picquart
Louis Garrel ... Alfred Dreyfus
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Pauline Monnier
Grégory Gadebois ... Henry
Hervé Pierre Hervé Pierre ... Général Gonse (as Hervé Pierre de la Comédie Française)
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Général Mercier
Didier Sandre Didier Sandre ... Général Boisdeffre (as Didier Sandre de la Comédie Française)
Melvil Poupaud ... Maître Labori
Eric Ruf Eric Ruf ... Sandherr (as Eric Ruf de la Comédie Française)
Mathieu Amalric ... Bertillon
Laurent Stocker ... Général de Pellieux (as Laurent Stocker de la Comédie Française)
Vincent Perez ... Maître Leblois (as Vincent Pérez)
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Du Paty de Clam (as Michel Vuillermoz de la Comédie Française)
Vincent Grass ... Général Billot
Denis Podalydès ... Maître Demange (as Denis Podalydès de la Comédie Française)
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In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island.

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France's Equality minister Marlene Schiappa said that she would not see the film, a sentiment seconded by President Emmanuel Macron's spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye. Culture minister Franck Riester said that Polanski's past actions should be taken into account moving forward. "A work, however great it is, does not excuse the possible mistakes of its author. Talent is not a mitigating circumstance; genius, not a guarantee of impunity," he said. However, Prime minister Edouard Philippe said he would go see the film with his children as it touches on an important event in France's history. [Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 2019] See more »

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The last scene is revelatory...
30 November 2019 | by Antoine-LeboyerSee all my reviews

Polanski's movie is a very solid classic period picture with great acting.

The last scene between Dreyfus and Picquart echoes their first encounter at the beginning. It is a stunning scene (which I do want to spoil) which makes it a masterpiece and speaks suddenly of the France of today. Very highly recommended...


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Language:

French

Release Date:

13 November 2019 (France) See more »

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Budget:

$25,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,878,498
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