The Pianist

2001, Movie, R, 148 mins


Los Angeles D.A. Calls Swiss Decision on Polanski a "Disservice to Justice"

Roman Polanski

Sounding undeterred by Switzerland's refusal to extradite Roman Polanski, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley said he'll seek to get the filmmaker back if he's caught by a country willing to return him.

"We will discuss with the Department of Justice the extradition of Roman Polanski if he's arrested in a cooperative jurisdiction," said Cooley, who's running for California attorney general.

Swiss government rejects U.S. request to extradite Polanski

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Swiss Government Rejects U.S. Request to Extradite Polanski

Roman Polanski

The Swiss government refused to extradite Roman Polanski to the United States on Monday, freeing the Oscar-winning director and protecting him from facing charges in the U.S. for having sex with an underage girl and fleeing the country three decades ago.

"Mr. Polanski can now move freely. Since 12:30 today he's ... read more

Polanski Breaks Silence: I'm Being Served "On a Platter to the Media"

Roman Polanski

Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski said Sunday that he is being treated unfairly and that the U.S. is demanding his extradition from Switzerland in order to serve him "on a platter to the media," reports The Associated Press.

Polanski's latest appeal rejected

"I have had my share of dramas and joys, as we all have, and I am not going to try to ask you to pity my lot in life," Polanski said, breaking his months-long silence. "I ask only to be treated fairly like anyone else."

The 76-year old director of Chinatown and The Pianist accused Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, who is running for California attorney general, of using the case for publicity. The district attorney's spokeswoman, Sandi Gibbons, said the D.A.'s office "will ... read more

Director Roman Polanski Arrested in Switzerland

Roman Polanski

Director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland as he arrived in the country for a film festival and could be extradited to the United States to face 32-year-old charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl, The Associated Press reported Sunday.

Watch the film about the case, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Polanski, director of such acclaimed films as Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown and The Pianist, was scheduled to receive an honorary award at the Zurich Film Festival. The Swiss Justice Ministry said in a statement that U.S. authorities have sought the 76-year-old's arrest since 2005.

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Question: I recently rented Adaptation. and want know whether the story is fictional or based on actual events in Charlie Kaufman's life? Did he truly have a twin brother who died?Answer: Adaptation. (2002) is based on Susan Orlean's nonfiction book The Orchid Thief, which revolves around the 1994 arrest of 36-year-old John Laroche (played in the film by Chris Cooper) for poaching a rare orchid plant from an Everglades nature preserve called the Fakahatchee Strand, but digresses frequently into considerations that range from Florida land speculation to the peculiar biology of orchids. While the screenplay is credited to Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman read more

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