The comedian was expected Sunday night on the set of newscast for the promotion of I accuse whose release to the cinema is scheduled for next Wednesday.
This is the movie event of the week ahead. Wednesday, November 13th I accuse . The new feature film by Roman Polanski, adapted from Robert Harris's novel, looks back at the Dreyfus affair from the perspective of Lieutenant-Colonel Picquart, head of the intelligence service, who led the investigation leading to the rehabilitation of degraded captain in 1906.
To hold the title role, the director appealed to Jean Dujardin while Louis Garrel played Alfred Dreyfus. "I had some school memories of the Affair, but not in detail. So, I read, I inquired, I asked myself about the character. But I approached it with a lot of hindsight and told myself that the star of the film is history »said Jean Dujardin at the Venice Film Festival in late August. During the press conference, the comedian praised Roman Polanski: "He's an incredibly demanding director, and it's also interesting to watch him prepare a scene rather than follow his direction of actors. He said to me, for example: "You have been in this office for six months. What are your habits, your familiar gestures? … "He lets you take the time, it's not so easy to find himself in front of him, but it's comfortable and very intelligent".
Today, Jean Dujardin seems to want to distance himself from the filmmaker again accused of rape. Indeed, according to our colleagues from Parisian, the comedian canceled his coming to the newspaper of 20 hours of TF1 Sunday evening. On Friday, Valentine Monnier accused Roman Polanski of raping her in 1975 in Switzerland when she was 18 years old. "It was extremely violent after a ski run in his chalet in Gstaad (Switzerland). He hit me, beat me to my surrender, and then raped me by subjecting me to all the vicissitudes. ", said the photographer.
Following this testimony, Adele Haenel, who accuses the director Christophe Ruggia of sexual touching and harassment, was keen to support Valentine Monnier. "His approach arouses all the more admiration that his aggressor is powerful", said the actress twice cesarisee the World who herself received the support of … Jean Dujardin. Friday, at the microphone of France Inter, the actor explained to have "A lot of affection and compassion for Adele Haenel". "I have always felt his rage, his anger, I sensed his wound but I did not know it would be so deep. I discovered it like everyone else. I'm obviously thinking of her, a lot. "
For more than forty years, Roman Polanski has been the subject of numerous accusations. The first dates back to 1977 when the director is believed to have raped Samantha Gailey, a 13-year-old teenager in a report in Jack Nicholson's Hollywood villa. In May 2010, at the height of the Cannes Film Festival, the British actress Charlotte Lewis accuses the director of having "sexually abused" during a casting held at his home in 1983, when she was 16 years old. A second woman, identified as "Robin", accuses her in August 2017 of sexual assault when she was 16 years old. The facts alleged to have occurred in 1973 are prescribed. In September 2017, Renate Langer, a former actress, filed a new complaint for rape, claiming to have been assaulted in 1972 in Gstaad when she was 15 years old. The Swiss courts declare these accusations prescribed. Finally, in October 2017, an American artist, Marianne Barnard, also accuses the director of having assaulted her in 1975, when she was 10 years old.
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