Roman Polanski made a swift exit from a back door at the premiere of his new movie in Paris last night, following angry protests.

The 86-year-old director left the Cinema UGC Normandie off the Champs-Elysées as protestors picketed another cinema in the city’s Latin quarter, where the film, An Officer and a Spy, released under the name J’accuse in France, was also being screened.

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Many held lit flares and carried banners branding the director a ‘rapist’.

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