In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island.


Roman Polanski


Robert Harris (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
12 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Garrel ... Alfred Dreyfus
Christophe Maratier Christophe Maratier ... Adjudant dégradation
Pierre Poirot Pierre Poirot ... Greffier Vallecalle
Stéfan Godin ... Général Darras (as Stefan Godin)
Jean Dujardin ... Picquart
Grégory Gadebois ... Henry
Eric Ruf Eric Ruf ... Sandherr (as Eric Ruf de la Comédie Française)
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Général Mercier
Didier Sandre Didier Sandre ... Général Boisdeffre (as Didier Sandre de la Comédie Française)
Yannik Landrein Yannik Landrein ... Gast (as Yannick Landrein)
Vincent Perez ... Maître Leblois (as Vincent Pérez)
Luca Barbareschi ... Philippe Monnier
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Pauline Monnier
Hervé Pierre ... Général Gonse (as Hervé Pierre de la Comédie Française)
Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina ... Bachir (as Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina)


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 Canon y mus

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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 »


Picquart: Dreyfuss is innocent.
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A wondeful historical movie
15 December 2019 | by chiaragiacobelliSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

13 November 2019 (France) See more »

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An Officer and a Spy See more »

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Paris, France See more »


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