Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired Image

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Summary: In 1977, Roman Polanski was arrested in Los Angeles on charges he gave drugs and had sex with a 13-year-old girl he was photographing for Vogue. Eleven months later, having pled guilty to one count, he fled to Europe before sentencing. This film examines that year-long period, using archival footage of the media frenzy and of Polanski's life before the charges, clips from his films, and contemporary interviews with many of the principles - attorneys, the victim, and Polanski's friends and associates. Polanski remains enigmatic, but portraits emerge of the machinations of justice and of a judge more interested in his image than his word or the law.
Runtime: 99 min
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 Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: