After Polanski’s arrest in Switzerland on his way to the Zurich Film Festival, France and Poland are outraged by his arrest. They vow to defend the man and to help get the legendary director freed.
Robert Harris, who is Polanski’s screenwriter, claimed his arrest was politically motivated. The Poland Foreign Minister plans to set an appeal to the U.S. to President Obama, hoping to get Polanski freed.
Poland’s film makers association claims they don’t understand why the Zurich festival would want to give him a lifetime achievement award and then have him arrested when he got there.
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I guess these guys think it’s okay for people to molest 13 year old girls and get away with it. Then run away from the law.
Personally, I think the Zurich Festival officials had something to do with this. They gave Polanski the award purposely, knowing that he would come to the Fest and get it. The Zurich Festival are the ones that called the Swiss police to do this job. The Zurich Festival and the Swiss police wanted to help us, the United States, to catch Polanski.
I just wanted to say to the Zurich Festival and the Swiss law enforcement, thank you.
Lets hope Obama does the right thing by keeping Polanski captive and not getting him freed. If Obama orders them to “free Polanski”, this would make me despise Obama even more. Lets hope Obama does the smart thing.