The other hero of the Dreyfus Affair
Robert Harris has turned the famous affair into a compelling thriller – now being made into a Roman Polanski film – by focusing on the man who insisted that justice be done.
When his friend and sometimes-collaborator Roman Polanski suggested to Robert Harris that the two of them work together on a movie about the Dreyfus Affair, the novelist was not immediately enthralled. He realized that the case, from the initial trial and conviction of Alfred Dreyfus on charges of spying for Germany, until his final exoneration, went on for 12 years and had a confusingly large cast of characters....
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