thinkfilm | Release Date: July 11, 2008
Summary: Reopening a case that has inspired curiosity, controversy, and confusion for over three decades, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired is an extensive exploration of the circumstances that led up to – and the circus that followed – Polanski’s conviction for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Zenovich had unprecedented access to several of the key players in the case, including the lawyers representing the case, the media covering it, and the unusually clear-eyed and candid victim. Unearthing a trove of telling footage from the past, and combining it with insightful interviews from today, she brings comprehension and clarity to events long clouded by myth and misconception. A thrilling examination of a case that became the prototype for innumerable Hollywood courtroom scandals to follow, the film becomes a brilliant discourse on the attraction/ repulsion that defines celebrity culture in contemporary America. (THINKFilm)
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Runtime: 99 min
Rating: Unrated
Production: Antidote Films (I)
Genres: Crime, Documentary
Countries: USA, UK
Languages: English, German, French
Home Release Date: Jan 27, 2009
Director Credit
Marina Zenovich Director
Writer Credit
Joe Bini Writer
Marina Zenovich Writer
P.G. Morgan Writer
Cast Credit
Andrew Braunsberg Himself
Dick Cavett Himself
Furnell Chatman Himself
Istvan Bajzat Himself
Joan Collins Herself
John Cassavetes Guy Woodhouse
Madeline Bessmer Herself
Marilyn Beck Herself
Michael Caine Himself
Michael M. Crain Himself
Nicolas Cage Himself
Pedro Almodóvar Himself
Pierre-André Boutang Himself
Richard Brenneman Himself
Steve Barshop Himself
Producer Credit
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte Producer
Lila Yacoub Producer
Marina Zenovich Producer
Michelle Sullivan Associate Producer
Nick Fraser Executive Producer: BBC
P.G. Morgan Co-Producer
Randy Wooten Executive Producer
Steven Soderbergh Executive Producer