While his new film has just been released, the filmmaker Roman Polanski finds himself again in turmoil. Accused of rape by a French photographer, the director of I accuse, 86, is caught by a new case of sexual assault from 1975. Invited on the set of BFMTV, Nadine Trintignant has stepped up to defend the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the last Venice Film Festival.
"I'm here to defend Roman Polanski, a huge director who has made fifteen masterpieces, she said. I find it very serious to bother him at this moment when there is a rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, the day of the release of a film on Dreyfus ".
"He's a huge director, a smart manadded Nadine Trintignant. He did something serious 44 years ago. In 44 years, there have been thousands of women raped and we do not know the names of the men who did these bad deeds. We leave them alone because they are called Dupont, Durand … ".
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"Victim of his name"
According to the 85-year-old director, the filmmaker "victim" of his name. "It would not be Roman Polanski, we would not give him peace"she urged. "Without stop we are against him", she insurgent, evoking "The jealousy of someone who succeeded when he was a little Pole out of the ghetto". And the director concludes: "I would rather believe him, a woman who took 44 years to think about denouncing it".
While his film I accuse, an adaptation of Robert Harris's novel about the Dreyfus affair, has just been released in cinemas in France, the filmmaker is accused of rape by photographer Valentine Monnier. According to her, the facts took place in Switzerland in 1975 when she was eighteen years old. "It was extremely violent after a ski run in his chalet in Gstaad. He hit me, beat me to my surrender, and then raped me by subjecting me to all the vicissitudes. "said this daughter of Alsatian industrialists. Charges that add to those of other women in recent years.
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