Will Roman's arrest liberate him?

Oscar-winning director's case may finally see resolution

Roman Polanski’s surprise arrest at the Zurich airport could lead to extradition, or exoneration. The Swiss move may result in the Oscar-winning filmmaker finally being sent back to the U.S. to face sentencing for the 42-year-old charge of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old. But as his legal team fights for clemency, with support from French politicians and Hollywood celebrities, Polanski’s new ordeal may trigger a successful bid for freedom. He’s certainly receiving some impassioned support. The Huffington Post features an ardent defense of Polanski by Kim Gordon, who analyzes Catherine Deneuve’s torment in Repulsion to demonstrate how this director really understands women.

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