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Let's watch together "J'accuse" a spy story

Hosted by the Consul of the Rome French Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 29 Feb 19:30 - 22:00

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Dear All,
I have the pleasure to invite you to watch together the French Movie An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) : is a Protected content historical drama film directed by Roman Polanski about the Dreyfus affair, with a screenplay by Polanski and Robert Harris based on Harris' Protected content of the same name. With Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel and Emmanuelle Seigner. It had its premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on 30 August Protected content , winning the Grand Jury Prize.
The film centres on the notorious 19th century Dreyfus affair. Jean Dujardin stars as French officer Georges Picquart. After being appointed chief of the army's intelligence section (Deuxième Bureau), service de renseignement militaire) in Protected content , he discovers that doctored evidence was used to convict Alfred Dreyfus, one of the few Jewish members of the French Army's general staff, of passing military secrets to the German Empire. Picquart risks his career and his life, struggling for a decade to expose the truth and liberate the wrongly convicted Dreyfus from the dreaded Devil’s Island prison.
A great film on all accounts. Fantastic direction and recreation of a terrible period in France. The sets, the costumes are just fantastic. Not to mention the actors, who for a large part come from the Comédie Française, a theatrical institution in France. In a time of intolerance this film reminds us that there are great principles that are worth fighting for.
Looking forward seeing you
Kind regards