Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

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99 min. minutes | Rated NR

With a careful attention to detail, Wanted and Desired follows the ins and outs of Roman Polanski's 1977 trial--in which he was charged, tried, and convicted for having sex with a 13-year-old girl--without getting bogged down in minutiae. It's a controversial and contentious story, and while the film is generally sympathetic to Polanski, it refuses to exonerate him. The audience can only be certain of a few things: (1) Roman Polanski was, and is, a genius filmmaker. (2) Polanski definitely had illegal sex with a 13-year-old girl. (3) Before she was killed by the Charles Manson clan, Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, was smokin' hot. (4) Something went wrong in that courtroom, and Polanski's subsequent exile ensures it will likely never be resolved.

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Film Credits
Director
Marina Zenovich
Cast
Marilyn Beck, Michael Caine, Dick Cavett, Joan Collins, Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, Samantha Geimer, Hugh M. Hefner, Jack Nicholson, Barbara Parkins