Not Rated | | Biography, Drama
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.
30 May 1999 | Rosemea D.S. MacPherson
10 | It has great passion, deep commitments, love, great music, and we get to know a bit more about French literature.
William Dieterle directed this classic biography and was nominated for an Oscar for his work. This movie had ten ...
Paul Muni's finest moment in the film is probably the famous six minute courtroom speech. He had to do multiple takes of this crucial scene. Upon completion, he received a standing ovation from the cast and crew.
Why didn't Picquart say anything?
Lucie Dreyfus: Colonel Picquart is a good officer. He kept silent at the request of his superiors.
Émile Zola: You mean they KNEW and they ordered him to suppress the truth? Why,that's monstrous!
Nana is shown as the first novel Zola writes, and the first to have a popular success. In fact, Zola had written more than a dozen novels before Nana, many of which were successful.
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