Roman Polanski leads nominations for Caesar, the French Oscar, and causes controversy

French director Roman Polanski during the premiere of the film "J'accuse", in Paris, France

French director Roman Polanski during the premiere of the film "J'accuse", in Paris, France

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The director is considered a fugitive from the United States Justice, where he was accused of raping a girl

The film "J'accuse", by Roman Polanski, which had its debut marked by controversy in France due to a new rape accusation against the director, received the highest number of nominations for César, the great award of the French cinema.

The historic film about the trial of the Jewish military Alfred Dreyfus surpasses with 12 nominations "Les Miserables" - nominated for the Oscar of best foreign film - and "La Belle Époque", with 11 each.

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