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Polanski Unauthorized (2009)

Polanski (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 9 January 2009 (USA)
An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.


Damian Chapa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Damian Chapa ... Roman Polanski
Kevin De Ridder Kevin De Ridder ... Young Roman Polanski
Tom Druilhet ... Anton LaVey / The Devil (as Thomas Druilhet)
Brienne De Beau Brienne De Beau ... Sharon Tate
Leah Grimsson Leah Grimsson ... 13-year-old Girl
Silvia Suvadová ... Bula Polanski
Christian Serritiello ... Ryszard Polanski
Paul James Saunders ... Eugene Gatowski (as Paul Saunders)
Raf Menton Raf Menton ... Nazi Soldier
Elena Talan Elena Talan ... Mia Farrow
Charles Power Charles Power ... Frank Sinatra
Jilber Azafrani Beliti Jilber Azafrani Beliti ... Attorney Douglas Dalton (as Gilbert Azafrani)
Monica Ramon ... Spanish Woman
Robert McAtee ... Hugh Hefner
Pierre Chemaly ... William A. Fraker


An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.

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Biography | Drama


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Did You Know?


The character Eugene Gatowski is a fictional character, based on several producers, who worked with Roman Polanski including William Castle and Gene Gutowski. While in real life Rosemary's Baby was produced by William Castle and Dance of the Vampires was produced by Gene Gutowski, in this movie Eugene Gatowski produced both movies. See more »


In the movie Anton LaVey is hired originally as a technical advisor for "Rosemary's Baby". However this was just a claim and it was not true. Neither Anton Szandor LaVey nor his "Church of Satan" were involved with this movie. See more »


Roman Polanski: I love Sharon. I love her from the bottom of my heart but I was never good in being together with a woman. I want to be free.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits after the music ends there is the sound of filming a scene which includes Polanski saying that the actress was good and then saying "Cut". After that the credits run without any sound. See more »


References Chinatown (1974) See more »

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Quite an awful piece of trash
22 July 2014 | by carlosmiguelvcSee all my reviews

Adjectives will fail you, as you try to classify this load of crap, as you try to get over the sadness of having spent actual lifetime watching this, as you fail to get anything out of it - either artistic or historically relevant.

Nothing. Not one thing.

This is a poorly (seriously poor) filmed 'something' made just to make a fool out of Roman Polanski (something that, among everything you can say about him, he will never be). It's a piece of fundamentalist propaganda that doesn't even try to be smart. It looks like it's done by unloved Sunday-school teachers. One of the guys that was trying to sell this at the Film Market in Cannes refers to Polanski with racist, anti-Semitic remarks. His face trembles in anger as he speaks. "Do you know who's a great, underrated filmmaker?" he asks. "Mel Gibson!" he concludes.

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Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)


Color | Black and White (some scenes)

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1.78 : 1
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