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Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 18 May 2012 (Italy)
A documentary about Roman Polanski, the man and filmmaker. Roman Polanski speaks about his eventful life story and career in conversation with Andrew Braunsberg, his former business partner, producer, and friend of many years.

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Laurent Bouzereau
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Credited cast:
Roman Polanski ... Himself
Andrew Braunsberg Andrew Braunsberg ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Catherine Deneuve ... Herself (archive footage)
Pawel Edelman ... Himself (archive footage)
Samantha Geimer ... Herself (archive footage)
Barbara Lass ... Herself (archive footage)
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Herself (archive footage)
Sharon Tate ... Herself (archive footage)
Andrzej Wajda ... Himself (archive footage)
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A documentary about Roman Polanski, the man and filmmaker. Roman Polanski speaks about his eventful life story and career in conversation with Andrew Braunsberg, his former business partner, producer, and friend of many years.

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A Great Documentary
22 November 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011)

**** (out of 4)

This documentary from Laurent Bouzereau has Andrew Braunsberg sitting down with his friend Roman Polanski who discusses the various highs and lows of his life. The majority of the running time is devoted to the major events in the director's life. That being the Holocaust, losing his wife to the Charles Manson family and his rape case that had him leaving America.

If you're a fan of Roman Polanski or at least interested in his story then you'll certainly want to check this out. This is a highly entertaining look at Polanski's life that allows the director to discuss his feelings and memories. He gets quite emotional talking about his mother who was murdered in a gas chamber as well as talking about losing his wife Sharon Tate.

It's rather amazing to see how much happened in Polanski's life even when you don't factor in the movies. Having been involved in WWII, having been involved in one of the biggest stories in American history and then fleeing the country is just a lot for one person. Then, of course, there are the movies.

Some have attacked Braunsberg for being too friendly with Polanski on tough subjects like the rape case but they are friends after all. I don't have a problem with the structure of the picture as I found it to be incredibly entertaining and it's interesting to hear the director talk about various moments of his life as well as comment on some of the films that he made.


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