J'accuse

An Officer and a Spy
Director
Roman Polanski
Country
France, Italy
Year
2019
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Robert Harris, Roman Polanski
Cast
Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel, Emmanuelle Seigner, Grégory Gadebois, Olivier Gourmet, Hervé Pierre, Didier Sandre, Melvil Poupaud, Mathieu Amalric, Eric Ruf, Wladimir Yordanoff
Production
Légende, RP Productions, Eliseo Cinema, Gaumont, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma

Storyline

On January 5, 1895, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a young promising officer, is degraded for spying for Germany and is sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, who is promoted to run the military counter-intelligence unit that tracked him down. But when Picquart discovers that secrets are still being handed over to the Germans, he is drawn into a dangerous labyrinth of deceit and corruption that threatens not just his honour but his life.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Venice Film Festival 2019
Competition, Silver Lion - Grand Jury Prize

César 2020
Nominations:
- Best Film
- Best Director (Roman Polanski). WINNER
- Best Actor (Jean Dujardin)
- Best Adapted Screenplay (Roman Polanski, Robert Harris). WINNER
- Best Supporting Actor (Louis Garrel, Grégory Gadebois)
- Best Editing (Hervé de Luze)
- Best Cinematography (
Pawel Edelman)
- Best Costumes (Pascaline Chavanne). WINNER
- Best Production Design (Jean Rabasse)
- Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat)
- Best Sound (Lucien Balibar, Aymeric Devoldère, Cyril Holtz, Niels Barletta)

Releases

Spain (1 of January 2020)