• Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Release Date: July 11th, 2008

DVD Release Date: January 27th, 2009

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

In this acclaimed documentary, Marina Zenovich probes the sexual misconduct case against world-renowned director Roman Polanski. Arrested for drugging and then having sex with a minor in 1977, Polanski famously pled guilty and fled the United States for France before sentencing, fearing a corrupt judge. Zenovich explores the events of that year in depth through archived footage, and also examines Polanski's tragic past, including the murder of his wife Sharon Tate, and surviving the Holocaust.

Director: Marina Zenovich

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: BBC, Antidote Films

Keywords: Judge, Murder, Rise, 2000s, Fascinating, Fall, France, 1970s, Mystery, Los Angeles

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The most significant fact of the film is that the prosecutor Gunson, a straight-laced Mormon, agrees with the defender Dalton that justice was not served. show more

  • 80
    James GreenbergThe Hollywood Reporter

    Engrossing and well-researched documentary. show more

  • 100
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    This is a superb picture, sharp, open-minded, wised-up and cinematically accomplished. show more

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