In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a young promising officer, is degraded for spying for Germany, wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at 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 honor but his life.Written by
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The film had the strongest opening weekend for Polanski in France in years with 386,000 tickets sold across 545 screens. In its first week of release it topped the box-office charts and sold over 501,000 tickets and in its second week it fell to a respectable 4th place, bringing its two-week-total to 887,000 tickets sold. For comparison: His 2002 Oscar winner The Pianist (2002) sold 1.8 million tickets during its whole run, 2013's Venus in Fur (2013) topped out at 264,000 tickets and 2017's D'après une histoire vraie (2017) only sold 110,000 tickets. Currently, the film has sold more then 1.5 million tickets in France, but it's still in release. See more »
I really loved this movie about an interesting story, well told by Polanski. There is an accurate research and a very good cinematographic transposition of what happened in France with the Affair Dreyfus, that many people still don't know. It is important to talk about it, especially with this pathos and care of the details.
Definitely a movie to see.
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