Wanted and desired stars the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 40 min, and received a score of 78 out of. Morgan 2008 filmmaker marina zenovich examines the drugging and rape case involving director polanski. Wanted and desired, a documentary about the case, that the judge in the original case engaged in unethical and unlawful behavior. Take a look at the first footage from this documentary, which will be available on itunes clickhere to preorder the documentary. The movie questions whether or not polanski received a fair trial. In october 2017, polanski returned to poland to appear in a documentary about his childhood during the holocaust and after the war, with his longtime friend, the photographer ryszard. Wanted and desired, a documentary by marina zenovich that is also a firstrate work of reportage, makes a forceful case that the whole truth of the matter was never heard in court. It examines the events that led to polanski fleeing the united states after being embroiled in a controversial trial, and his unstable reunion with his adopted country. Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker roman polanski s sudden flight from the united states. Wanted and desired, a mesmerizing portrait of the director as acclaimed. Wanted and desired brings together all of the key figures in the trial and polanskis life at the time to gives viewers all the pertinent information needed to make their own decisions about polanskis conduct and the validity of the trial. Samantha gailey geimer, then, now 45, settled a civil case with polanski in 1997. Wanted and desired isnt about the innocence or guilt of its title subject, who after pleading guilty in 1977 to having unlawful sexual. It concerns film director roman polanski and his sexual abuse case.
The film focuses on the judge in the case and the possible reasons why he changed his mind. In the same oped, weinstein recalled taking tarantino with him to a very private screening of the documentary roman polanski. Wanted and desired, which argued that polanski was the victim of. Lawyers representing roman polanski have asked a california judge to dismiss the statutory rape case against him because of evidence presented in roman polanski. Jan 19, 2008 the toxic influence of the media and the doubleedged allure of celebrity form the pervasive themes of roman polanski. Mar 31, 2008 the sharply argued documentary roman polanski. But the shadowy villain in this film isnt polanski its the judge who presided over his case, laurence. Roman polanski wanted and desired 2008 part 117 film onl. Roman polanski was convicted not of rape but of one count of having sex with a minor, in 1978. Advertisement but there is so much more, and the story she builds, brick by brick with eyewitness testimony, is about crimes against the justice system carried out by the judge of polanskis case, laurence j. But wanted and desired is less interested in the crime no matter what polanski believed, in the u.
Jul 23, 2008 that is what everybody remembers, and it is all here in marina zenovichs surprising documentary, roman polanski. Wanted and desired, a documentary by marina zenovich that is also a firstrate work of reportage, makes a forceful case that the whole. Roman polanski wanted and desired 2008 online free, part 7 of 6, full length episode. Wanted and desired, marina zenovich s documentary about polanski s 1977 arrest for rape of a minor set facts straight about a case that was blown to ridiculous proportions by a sensationalistic press and a judge who was far from judicious. Its up to you to decide if it is ever acceptable for a 43yearold man to have sex with a yearold girl, consensual or otherwise. What does hollywoods reverence for child rapist roman. Wanted and desired is a movie documentary about movie maker roman polanski and his 1977 trial where he admitted to having unlawful sexual relations with a year old girl in california. Roman polanski simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jan 30, 2018 in 2008, filmmaker marina zenovich caught the mood and pushed it further with her documentary, the queasily titled roman polanski. Over footage of polanskis investiture into the academie francaise, crony explains that in france, polanski is desired, whereas in the usa hes still wanted as in a wanted poster at the post office. Infamous director roman polanski fled the country after his participation in a child sex scandal got out.
Wanted and desired movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. Comprised of interviews with producers and friends andrew braunsberg, daniel melnick, mia farrow, and many. Wanted and desired is a 2008 documentary film directed by marina zenovich. Only polanski and geimer will ever know the full truth. Wanted and desired synopsis filmmaker marina zenovich examines the drugging and rape case involving director polanski. Wanted and desired, which shows some of the legal irregularities. This puppy is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and or viewings of the movie to get the dialogue. In 2008, a documentary film of the aftermath of the incident, roman polanski. Hbo documentary films and thinkfilm present in association with graceful pictures and bbc an antidote films production a film by marina zenovich roman polanski.
With andrew braunsberg, richard brenneman, douglas dalton, marilyn beck. In 2008, the documentary film by marina zenovich, roman polanski. Wanted and desired, which follows the aftermath of roman polanskis surprise 2009 arrest at the zurich film festival, and his 10month imprisonment that followed. Through wanted and desired, which was released in 2008, director marina zenovich asks you to form your own opinion. Wanted and desired, premiered at the sundance film festival. Wanted and desired premieres on june 9th only on hbo. Wanted and desired directed by marina zenovich produced by jeffrey levyhinte, lila yacoub, marina zenovich executive producers steven soderbergh, randy wooten written by joe bini, p.
Wanted and desired script is here for all you fans of the documentary. One of polanskis charming cronies appears at the end to explain the movies provocative title, wanted and desired. One of the most controversial and brilliant directors, roman polanski has long been a. Wanted and desired called a documentary of rare fascination and power by entertainment weekly was an official selection of the cannes film festival 2008. In wanted and desired, roman polanski s liability is framed by that of the police, the judge, and the press especially, the hysteria that twisted the case at every turn. Wanted and desired, was released in europe and the united states where it won numerous awards.
Wanted and desired 2008 in this acclaimed documentary, marina zenovich probes the sexual misconduct case against worldrenowned director roman polanski. Wanted and desired, one of the most talked about documentaries at the sundance film festival and the first to sell here this year, unfolds like a noir thriller about the directors notorious 1977 statutory rape case. Wanted and desired brings back the very good, the extremely bad and the horribly ugly life polanski, a guy so brilliant he won the best director oscar in 2003 for the. A few years later, polanskis legal troubles were the subject of a documentary, roman polanski.492 142 436 887 1566 1601 419 349 1090 648 889 415 1153 968 1035 759 116 1554 162 1229 1393 336 520 1131 154 219 1010 301 1182 973 758 51 927 408 339 205