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Thread: Roman Polanski taken into Swiss Custody

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    Roman Polanski taken into Swiss Custody

    Tough break, but I can't feel much sympathy for someone who drugs and rapes an underage girl, and then flees to avoid taking responsibility. He should have stayed in France or Poland.

    [url]http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/09/27/movies/AP-EU-Switzerland-Polanski.html[/url]

    [QUOTE]ZURICH (AP) -- Director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody by Swiss police on a 31-year-old U.S. arrest warrant, organizers of the Zurich Film Festival said Sunday.

    The organizers said in a statement that Polanski was detained by police Saturday in relation to a 1978 U.S. request, without giving details.[/QUOTE]

    As with most of these situations, I tend to separate the artist from the art. He's a scumbag, but Knife in the Water and Repulsion will remain among my favorite thrillers from any era and Chinatown obviously is among the all-time greats.

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    This guy has lived one crazy life. Survived the holocaust, his wife is probably the most famous murdered women of the 20th century. Raped a 13 year old girl. Lived in exile most of his life. Is one of the greatest Directors in cinematic history.

    My favorites:
    Rosemary's Baby
    Chinatown
    Repulsion

    Need to see Knife in the Water. Caught the tail end on IFC once. Almost bought it on Criterion a couple of times.

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    [QUOTE=HessStation;3275517][B]This guy has lived one crazy life[/B]. Survived the holocaust, his wife is probably the most famous murdered women of the 20th century. Raped a 13 year old girl. Lived in exile most of his life. Is one of the greatest Directors in cinematic history.

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    Good point. Although I knew of each incident, I never put them all together like that. Unbelievable.

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    The guy is a scumbag. Hopefully he gets raped in jail by Simon Adebisi.

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    Is he married to that little girl? or is that just Woody Allen?

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    It was statutory rape, meaning she was okay with it but too young. She's gone on the record and says she doesn't care about it and doesn't want him punished.

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    [QUOTE=Ryan Boru;3275876]It was statutory rape, meaning she was okay with it but too young. She's gone on the record and says she doesn't care about it and doesn't want him punished.[/QUOTE]

    Er.



    Legally you cannot "be OK" with it at 13.

    Thats the whole point of the law.

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    What kinda of time would he do? Would he be charged for fleeing the country?

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    For those of you happy that a child molester was caught, this is actually part of a plan for his charges to be dropped once and for all. Even his victim said she has agreed to go to the courts and and ask for the charges to be dropped.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3277579]For those of you happy that a child molester was caught, this is actually part of a plan for his charges to be dropped once and for all. Even his victim said she has agreed to go to the courts and and ask for the charges to be dropped.[/QUOTE]

    At which point he will be welcomed back into the Hollywood social circles and treated like a king.

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    it is the way of the world.
    power, money puts you a step ahead of the pack.
    and this country can be way too forgiving about things until it happens directly to them personally.

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    [QUOTE=32green;3277330]Er.



    Legally you cannot "be OK" with it at 13.

    Thats the whole point of the law.[/QUOTE]

    Isn't 12 the age of consent in Kentucky? Or was that Jersey?:rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;3277594]At which point he will be welcomed back into the Hollywood social circles and treated like a king.[/QUOTE]

    What time is it right now?

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    Seems like his days as a free man are over!
    At least for now!

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    C'mon, it's Switzerland. Have you ever known Switzerland to take action in international affairs. This is all part of a plan already worked out.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3277890]C'mon, it's Switzerland. Have you ever known Switzerland to take action in international affairs. This is all part of a plan already worked out.[/QUOTE]

    I was suspicious when I saw him being herded at carrot-point by two snowmen into a big tea cup carriage.

    Thats hardly the long arm of the law.

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;3277594]At which point he will be welcomed into the [B]whitehouse[/B] and treated like a king.[/QUOTE]

    more like it

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3277890]C'mon, it's Switzerland. Have you ever known Switzerland to take action in international affairs. This is all part of a plan already worked out.[/QUOTE]

    I was surprised they were even able to take him into custody. I thought their cop didn't work on Sundays. :i_dont_kn
    Last edited by jetstream23; 09-28-2009 at 12:33 AM.

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    I can dig that people want it to die because it took place over 30 years ago and the victim doesn't want it prosecuted. However, I hope he gets nailed because of the way he flaunted escaping punishment. He chickened out and ran from his mistakes, and was allowed to thrive because of it. There's an old saying: comeuppance is a *****.

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    [QUOTE=jetstream23;3278024]I was surprised they were even able to take him into custody. I thought their cop didn't work on Sundays. :i_dont_kn[/QUOTE]

    lol :clapper:

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