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Venus in Fur

Now Playing Synopsis: Roman Polanski adapts David Ives Tony Award-winning Broadway play about a frustrated theater director whose growing obsession with a volatile actress signals the start of an unexpected power shift. Exhausted after a day of unsuccessful auditions for the female lead in his play exploring the volatile relationship between a domineering mistress and her willing male subject, writer/director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) broods over his lack of success when tempestuous actress Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) blows into the theater like a sweltering summer storm. Though at first reluctant to give the overly-assertive and questionably-talented actress an audition, Thomas eventually relents. Subsequently captivated by her intense erotic energy, he gradually begins to realize she was more prepared than initial appearances suggested, and that she's perfect for the role. Yet in his spellbound state, Michael fails to notice that Vanda - who even shares the same name as her fictional counterpart - has slyly managed to turn the tables on him and before long their relationship begins to strike an eerie parallel with those of his impassioned characters. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

When is rape not rape?

...may not believe the contortions some of those folks are twisting themselves into in order to defend and explain away Roman Polanski's sexual assault of a 13-year-old now that he's finally in custody for it. Thankfully, Swiss authorities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/09/edi_551111.shtml
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In the Spotlight

...Lincoln Memorial" concert on Sunday. Polanksi should face judge, prosecutor says LOS ANGELES --- Fugitive director Roman Polanski has no right to a hearing on a motion to dismiss his 31-year-old sex case because he refuses to appear in court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/17/ent_507957.shtml
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Take It home

...of Ember, Henry Poole Is Here, Igor, Saw V JAN. 27: College, Fireproof, Lakeview Terrace, The Lucky Ones, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, The Rocker, Vicky Christina Barcelona FEB. 3: Everybody Wants to Be Italian Feb. 10: Frozen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/25/mov_505269.shtml
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Stuff to do

...gain admission to The Soul Bar and a free drink after the concert. BIRTHDAYS TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Movie director Roman Polanski is 73. Actor Robert Redford is 69. Singer Johnny Preston is 67. Actor Christopher Jones is 65. Actor-comedian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/18/ent_92889.shtml
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New home-video releases

...Wainwright, who also offers commentary for the full unrated cut of the movie. OLIVER TWIST (SONY, $28.95): Roman Polanski picked an empty pocket with the follow-up to his Holocaust saga The Pianist, which earned him a best-director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/26/mov_49697.shtml
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MAC chooses its beauty icons to last

...says she often chooses films that don't require elaborate beauty or fashion wardrobes. "When I worked with (Roman) Polanski in black and white, I didn't want to wear any makeup at all," she says. (Polanski directed Deneuve in his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/21/liv_47965.shtml
Life & style
Polanski's most notorious role

...Xavier Beauvois, for instance, toted a "Polanski" T-shirt at the Cannes film festival in support of director Roman Polanski -- as if he's some sort of political prisoner. Hey, why don't we get ribbons? We could take our old "Free...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2010-05-21/polanskis-most-notori
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Mini reviews

...arms dealer. Masters, ends today at Augusta Village OLIVER TWIST (HHH, PG-13) A film close to the heart of Roman Polanski, who possibly sees parallels between Oliver's survival in cruel London and his own childhood on the run in Poland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/08/mov_30537.shtml
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Mini reviews

...becomes rich as an arms dealer. Augusta Village and Masters OLIVER TWIST (HHH, PG-13) A film close to the heart of Roman Polanski, who possibly sees parallels between Oliver's survival in cruel London and his own childhood on the run in Poland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/01/mov_27863.shtml
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