Check out the trailer for Roman Polanski’s An Officer and a Spy.


160 years after Alfred Dreyfus was born, check out the trailer for An Officer and a Spy, Roman Polanski’s latest feature-length film.

During the 12 years that it lasted, the Dreyfus Affair tore France apart, causing a real earthquake throughout the world. In this immense scandal, without doubt the biggest of the late 19th century, judicial error, denial of justice and antisemitism combine. The case is told from the point of view of Colonel Picquart who, once placed in charge of counter-espionage, discovered that the evidence against Captain Alfred Dreyfus had been fabricated. From that moment on, at the risk of his career and then his life, he would never stop trying to identify the real culprits and rehabilitate Alfred Dreyfus.

The Dreyfus Affair was, by far, the Third Republic’s most significant social and political conflict! The French-Polish director decided to depict this antisemitic conspiracy on film in An Officer and a Spy.


To portray the scandal, which blighted both the 19th and 20th centuries, the cast had to be up to the task! As such, talented stars including Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel, Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner were brought in. Thanks to this team and a carefully orchestrated pace, this brilliant film—bordering on a political thriller—won the Grand Jury Prize at the 76th Venice Film Festival.


Open your diaries now and save the date on November 13 to see An Officer and a Spy in theaters!

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