Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

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Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.


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Director:

Marina Zenovich

Writers:

Joe Bini, P.G. Morgan, Marina Zenovich

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10 June 2008 | lastliberal
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| The story of a guilty man
There is no doubt that America lost one of its greatest directors when Roman Polanski fled to France after pleading guilty to having sex with a minor. He already had Oscar nominations for Rosemary's Baby and Chinatown, which won him a Golden Globe. He has gone on to win a shelf full of awards, including an Oscar for The Pianist.

There is also no doubt that Polanski was guilty of much more serious crimes against a 13-year-old girl, and this documentary shows the glaring difference that justice in America has for the rich and connected. He could return today and serve 48 days and all would be forgiven. How sad is that? The one question that the film does not answer is why the girl's mother was not arrested and charged for child neglect. It was obvious that she knew the danger she was placing her daughter in.

We do not forgive sex crimes because they happen in Hollywood, or do we? Polanski is one of the greatest directors in the world, and, as a movie lover, I applaud his talent. But, he still committed a heinous crime and should suffer the consequences. Exile to France may seem punishment to the extreme right wing in this country, but we know different.

Marina Zenovich did an outstanding job with this film and should at least receive an Oscar nomination.

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Release Date:

11 December 2008

Language

English, French, German


Country of Origin

USA, UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,613 13 July 2008

Gross USA:

$59,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,458

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