Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired


1h 40m 2008

Brief Synopsis

The victim has forgiven him. The judge is dead. It's been almost 30 years since Roman Polanski fled the United States after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with an underage girl and serving time in jail. The public scandal and private tragedy which led to Polanski's sudden flight from

Film Details

Also Known As
Roman Polanski: Efterlyst och eftertraktad, Untitled (Roman Polanski Documentary)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
HBO Documentary Films/ThinkFilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

The victim has forgiven him. The judge is dead. It's been almost 30 years since Roman Polanski fled the United States after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with an underage girl and serving time in jail. The public scandal and private tragedy which led to Polanski's sudden flight from the United States is examined, as well as the question of whether or not the Oscar-winning director can ever return.

Film Details

Also Known As
Roman Polanski: Efterlyst och eftertraktad, Untitled (Roman Polanski Documentary)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
HBO Documentary Films/ThinkFilm

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Documentary Editing Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Winner of two 2009 Creative Arts Emmys for Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming.

Expanded Release in United States July 11, 2008

Released in United States January 2008

Released in United States May 2008

Released in United States September 2008

Released in United States Spring March 28, 2008

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Special Screening) May 14-25, 2008.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Les Docs de l'oncle Sam) September 5-14, 2008.

HBO Films acquired domestic distribution rights and The Weinstein Company acquired international rights at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival for reported sums of $1 million and $600,000 respectively.

Scheduled to air in USA on HBO June 9, 2008.

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) January 17-27, 2008.)

Released in United States Spring March 28, 2008 (NY)

Released in United States May 2008 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Special Screening) May 14-25, 2008.)

Expanded Release in United States July 11, 2008

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Les Docs de l'oncle Sam) September 5-14, 2008.)