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J'accuse! is a 1938 French war film directed by Abel Gance and starring Victor Francen.[1] It is a remake of the 1919 film of the same name, which was also directed by Gance.[2]

Directed by Abel Gance
Produced by Abel Gance
Written by Abel Gance
Steve Passeur
Starring Victor Francen
Cinematography Roger Hubert
Release date
  • 30 October 1938 (1938-10-30)
Running time
104 minutes
Country France
Language French



The married Edith Laurin has a love affair with her husband's best friend. When both men serve together at the front her spouse realises he's cuckolded. Because his old friend is also his comrade who fights at his side again the mutual enemy, Laurin doesn't take action against him. After Laurin has died his friend returns home as a cripple.



  1. ^ Dargis, Manohla. "J'accuse". New York Times. Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Abel Gance's J'Accuse (1938)". Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 

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