I ACCUSE

A film by Abel Gance

Cast : Maryse Dauvray, Romuald Joube, Séverin Mars

1918 / drama / France / original title : J'ACCUSE / 165’ / Tinted / status : completed / Silent with music / long feature-film / International catalogue

Referring to the famous article written by Emile Zola in defence of Dreyfus, I Accuse is one of Abel Gance’s major works. The film condemns war and uses as its main theme, the life and death of a French soldier in World War I who was to become a staunch pacifist.