Officer and a Spy, An: Polanski’s Film Leads Cesar Awards Nominations

Roman Polanski’s An Officer and a Spy is leading the race for the Cesar Awards (the French Oscars), with 12 nominations, followed by Ladj Ly’s Les Miserables, which is France’s Oscar nominated film for the Best International Feature.

“An Officer and a Spy” earned nominations for best film, director, actor (Jean Dujardin), cinematography, set design, costume and music, among others.

Polanski also just won best director at the Lumieres Awards which are given by the foreign press based in Paris.

“An Officer and a Spy” world premiered at the Venice Film Fest, where it won the Silver Lion.

An Officer and a Spy tells the true story of counter-espionage officer Georges Picquart, who defied orders and embarked on a compromising mission to clear the name of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a promising French-Jewish officer who was unfairly accused of spying for Germany in the late 1890s.

Despite attempts of boycott in France, the movie sold more than 1.4 million admissions in France, becoming one of Polanski’s most successful film in the country.

It’s been sold to most major territories by Playtime.