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Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, 2011.

Directed by Laurent Bouzereau.

Starring Roman Polanski and Andrew Braunsberg.


Roman Polanski talks about being a Holocaust survivor who became a controversial public figure and an internationally acclaimed filmmaker.

During the time Roman Polanski was under house arrest in Switzerland where he was to receive a life time achievement award at film festival, a good friend and colleague decided to assemble a documentary about him.  Andrew Braunsberg who was a producer on The Tenant (1976) which was helmed by the French born director serves as the narrator and interviewer.

Braunsberg keeps a brisk pace with the questioning and inserts himself into the proceedings; his interviewee is cooperate and emotional at times.  A funny yet sad moment occurs when Roman Polanski who had to work in a paper bag factory as a child demonstrates the skill in front of the camera; life was never easy for »

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