Roman Polanski Wanted and Desired explores the complexities of what I had thought was a cut and dry case. He committed statutory rape and fled the country. The whole story, which doesn't deny his actions, but does uncover the flaws of the justice system, is intriguing and thorny.
Polanski was on his way to becoming one of the world's greatest film makers. After Chinatown and Rosemary's Baby the world seemed within his grasp. Suddenly and horribly, though we all know that his life was forever altered by the murder of his wife and unborn baby by the Manson family. After the shock and the tabloid's unfair and disgusting innuendos of his involvement, you can understand his reluctance to embrace the media.
He is a charming little man despite his flaws and this portrayal of his private sorrows and public scandals is fair. A worthy documentary that you'll particularly find interesting if you, like me are a fan of his work.