Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Rated NR 99 minutes 2008

Reopening a case that has inspired curiosity, controversy, and confusion for over three decades, Zenovich's film 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 trial 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.

Film Credits

Director: Marina Zenovich

Writer: Marina Zenovich, Joe Bini and P.G. Morgan

Producer: Marina Zenovich, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Lila Yacoub

Cast: Marilyn Beck, Michael Caine, Dick Cavett, Joan Collins, Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, Samantha Geimer, Hugh M. Hefner, Jack Nicholson and Barbara Parkins

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