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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It had its premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on 30 August 2019, winning the Grand Jury Prize. See more »


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You should definitly watch it !
4 February 2020 | by valterpravnikSee all my reviews

The story is nothing revolutionary, no extra twist or suprise but the real gem here is the way the story is told and the movie was shot.

In contrast to the oversaturated Hollywood exhaustive action packed style this movie manages to tell the intriguing Dreyfus affair in France 1895 without unnecessary overdone action scenes/music whilst maintaining the core tension of the topic that doesn't let you off the hook.

When the movie was finished I couldn't believe that over 2h were over and I felt pleasantly refreshed and renewed, although I was constantly focused on what will happen next. That's the level of smoothness we are talking about here.

A connection to past Polanski or french movies is definitly visible and this way of storytelling can be thought of as a new take on it.

If you like historical dramas with a good portion of crime you should definitly take a look at this gem.

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Release Date:

13 November 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

An Officer and a Spy See more »

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Paris, France See more »


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$25,300,000 (estimated)

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