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Review: 'Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired'

Documentary on the famous film director's conviction in LA 30 years ago delves as much into the legal system as Polanski's psyche.

By Peter Rainer / July 19, 2008



Marina Zenovich's documentary centers on the famous film director's public conviction in Los Angeles 30 years ago for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. (He subsequently fled the country.) As an anatomy not only of Polanski's psyche but also of the legal system he confronted, it's as baroquely compelling as "The Dark Knight." Grade: A- (Unrated.)

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