“I accuse” of Polanski, third best start for a French film, in 2019 in Paris

The film was released Wednesday amidst controversy after a new charge of rape against the director.

“I accuse”, the latest polemic film of Roman Polanski realizes, Wednesday, November 12, the third best start in Paris intramuros for a French film since the beginning of the year, according to information collected by Franceinfo.

At 14 hours, just over 3,000 spectators had gone to see the film in Paris and 13,777 on the whole of France.

This film, which won the Jury Grand Prix in Venice and is devoted to the Dreyfus affair, saw its promotion interrupted and previews disturbed because of the latest charges of rape against Roman Polanski. Actors Jean Dujardin and Emmanuelle Seigner, for example, canceled interviews, while programs recorded with Louis Garrel have not been broadcast in recent days.

Tuesday night, a few dozen feminists blocked a preview in a Parisian cinema by chanting “Polanski rapist, cinemas guilty” and brandishing placards on which was inscribed “Polanski persecutes women”, calling all cinemas to stop planning “the film of a rapist” and the spectators to boycott him.


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