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Roman Polanski
Born August 18, 1933 (age 86)
Rajmund Roman Thierry Polanski (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, actor, and convicted statutory rapist. Born in Paris, his Polish-Jewish parents moved the family back to Poland in 1937, when he was four. Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany 2 years later in 1939 and Polanski spent the next six years of his childhood mostly on his own, trying to survive the ongoing... full bio
The Pianist
[2002]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music, War | 2h 30min
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
The Ghost Writer
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2h 8min
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A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Carnage
[2011]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 20min
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Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.
The Ninth Gate
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2h 13min
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A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.
Chinatown
[1974]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2h 10min
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A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
Rosemary's Baby
[1968]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror | 2h 17min
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A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
Venus in Fur
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 36min
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An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.
Oliver Twist
[2005]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 2h 10min
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An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
Frantic
[1988]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h
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In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.
Bitter Moon
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 2h 19min
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After hearing stories of her, a passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.
Repulsion
[1965]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1h 45min
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A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.
Death and the Maiden
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 43min
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A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.
The Tenant
[1976]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 6min
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A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.
Based on a True Story
[2017]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 1h 40min
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A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.
The Fearless Vampire Killers
[1967]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Horror | 1h 31min
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A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.
Tess
[1979]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 3h 6min
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A strong-willed young peasant girl becomes the affection of two men.
Knife in the Water
[1962]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 34min
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On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
Macbeth
[1971]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 20min
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Pirates
[1986]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 2h 1min
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The adventures of pirate Captain Red and his first mate Frog.
Cul-De-Sac
[1966]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 1h 53min
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Two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife in search of help, however, under the point of a gun nothing is what it seems.
A Therapy
[2012]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 4min
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A therapist becomes obsessed with his patient's Prada coat.
What?
[1972]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 52min
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A young American woman (Sydne Rome) traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems right. Her visit becomes an absurd, decadent, oversexed version of "Alice in Wonderland", with Marcello Mastroianni as the maddest of mad hatters and Roman Polanski a kinky March hare.
Two Men and a Wardrobe
[1958]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 15min
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Two men emerge from the sea onto the beach carrying a large wooden wardrobe with a mirror on its front. After the two men clean up and rejoice being in this new environment, they proceed to enter the nearby town, they carrying the wardrobe wherever they go. They just want to meet people and experience their new surroundings, but are largely shunned or ignored. In some instances, they are shunned even... see more
Video | Short | 1min
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Michelle Williams gently watches Natalie Portman brushing her hair, taking care of herself, enjoying her beauty. But then a different smell comes in the air. One look below and there's the sight of a beautiful golden bottle, from where this new essence comes from. Now, peace days are over and the women will fight for this mysterious fragrance in the bottle.
The Lamp
[1959]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 8min
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In waning winter light, a doll maker works in his shop, a kerosene lamp beside him, a jumble of dolls and doll parts, whole and broken, surrounding him. There are noises, too: a cuckoo clock chirps the workday's end. The artisan completes a repair and leaves, shuttering the shop from outside. Back inside, whispering begins. What else is in store for the shop's seemingly lifeless denizens?
The Fat and the Lean
[1961]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Music, Short | 15min
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A small and thin barefoot slave (played by Polanski) plays a flute and beats a drum to entertain his large master who rocks in a rocking chair in front of his mansion. The slave jumps and leaps like a madman, wipes his master's brow, feeds him, washes his feet, shades him from the sun with an umbrella and holds a urinal for him.
Teeth Smile
[1957]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 2min
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A man walks down the exterior staircase of building of flats; he's dressed to go out, taking care to wrap a scarf around his neck. He pauses as he passes a small window that's about eye high. He ventures to look in, and there a young woman stands at a washbasin, drying her hair, the towel that obscures her face her only covering. The peeping tom gets an eyeful and smiles; he's interrupted by a door... see more
Mammals
[1962]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 10min
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"Waiting for Godot" on ice and snow, without words. Against a barren winter landscape, a figure approaches: it's a man, pulling a small sleigh on which another man sits, plucking a dead bird. They stop to trade places; the one now on the sleigh takes out his knitting. Accidents, misunderstandings, disagreements, and an outright fight await our absurd protagonists as their trip to nowhere continues... see more
When Angels Fall
[1959]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 21min
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A church bell chimes. An old woman stops to feed pidgins on her way to work in the men's lavatory in the basement of a public building. She sits all day by the lavatory door as little dramas play out -- of illness, assignation, and routine -- a few tips her only acknowledgment. The sound of footsteps on the floor above her brings a reverie of her youth, when she was a beauty, the day a platoon of soldiers... see more
Break Up the Dance
[1957]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short | 8min
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Youths get ready for a party, decorating the dance floor, cleaning out the fountain of a pond. That evening, the party starts and guests arrive: everyone has a ticket, and a guy at the gate, wearing a formal shirt, tails, and shorts, makes sure only those with tickets gain entrance. Some are in costume, some dressed informally, some in fancy clothes: everyone is there to have a good time. A group of... see more
Weekend of a Champion
[1972]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 20min
Filmmaker Roman Polanski spends a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempts to win the 1971 Monaco Grand Prix, offering an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers.
Murder
[1957]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 2min
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The camera shows us a door handle and the door's striker plate; from this angle, they form a cross. The door opens and in steps someone in a dark trench coat. He approaches a bed in the room, where a shirtless man sleeps. The intruder takes out a knife. His movements are without haste, but deliberate and efficient. Will his sleeping victim awake in time to offer resistance?
Rower
[1955]
 
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Short Movie | Short
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An Officer and a Spy
[2019]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Thriller | 2h 6min
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In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island.
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