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February 1 2020
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Roman Polanski and Jean Dujardin on the set of An Officer and a Spy (in France, J’ Accuse), the controversial director’s new film about the Dreyfus affair.

France’s version of the Oscars is facing protests after organisers nominated the latest work by Roman Polanski, the director accused of rape, for more awards than any other film.

An Officer and a Spy has been put up for 12 awards, angering feminist groups whose members said they planned to demonstrate at the ceremony in Paris at the end of next month.

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