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World Polanski 3 - WRAP Polanski begins 4th day in detention ADDS headlines, voxpops
09/29/2009
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NAME: WOR POLA 3 20090929I TAPE: EF09/0923 IN_TIME: 10:58:49:18 DURATION: 00:02:24:16 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Various - 29 Sept 2009/FILE RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Zurich - 29 September 2009 1. Wide view of Zurich with cyclists crossing bridge 2. Mid of Swiss flag 3. Swiss newspapers with photos of imprisoned film director Roman Polanski 4. Blick newspaper showing chalet in Gstaad owned by Polanski with headline reading (German) "Gstaad loves his money - He has been living in this luxury chalet without any problems for years" 5. Close up of photo of Polanski on the Tages Anzeiger newspaper 6. Wide of exterior of Zurich courthouse 7. Close up of bas-relief on courthouse building 8. SOUNDBITE (German) Vox pop, Local resident, no name given: "The man did something wrong. He was chased, finally he was arrested. That's the way things should be." 9. Exterior of courthouse AP TELEVISION FILE: San Sebastian, Spain - 25 August 1999 10. Mid of Roman Polanski and his wife Emmanuelle Seigner on escalator 11. Cameramen filming 12. Various of Polanski and others posing for cameras then leaving AP TELEVISION FILE: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 8 October 2002 13. Wide of Polanski with the cousin of the pianist Waldemar Szpilman 14. Audience applauding when Polanski stands in spotlight AP TELEVISION FILE: Paris, France - 26 April 2004 15. Various of Polanski posing for photographs with Barney Clark, who starred in "Oliver" AP TELEVISION FILE: Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic - 11 July 2004 16. Polanski arriving for awards ceremony 17. Polanski receiving award STORYLINE: Film director Roman Polanski, a dual Polish and French citizen, was in his fourth day of detention on Tuesday after Swiss police arrested him on Saturday on an international warrant as he arrived in Zurich to receive a lifetime achievement award from a film festival. A lawyer representing him said his legal team would file a motion on Tuesday seeking his release from the Swiss prison. Whilst Polanski's Swiss lawyer Lorenz Erni declined to comment on the case in the early hours of Tuesday, his French lawyer Herve Temime, said Polanski's legal team would try to prove that the US request was illegal and that the Oscar-winning director should be released from Swiss custody. Herve Temime told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Polanski's representatives had hoped to hand in all necessary documents to Swiss authorities on Monday. They were unable to do so, but he said that would happen on Tuesday. The United States has been seeking his extradition to California to face justice for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Authorities in Los Angeles consider Polanski a "convicted felon and fugitive." But in Paris, Polanski is a revered artist and public figure who has never had much reason to hide. Polanski's arrest in Switzerland on Saturday sparked an international outcry from prominent European supporters and drew questions about why American authorities chose to act now, even though Polanski has been living and working openly in Europe for decades. But a resident in Zurich said on Tuesday that because Polanski "did something wrong", it was fair that he would be facing justice. "The man did something wrong. He was chased, finally he was arrested. That's the way things should be," the man said. Prosecutors said on Monday that they made contact multiple times with several countries in their efforts to arrest Polanski since he fled overseas in 1978, disputing claims by the director's attorneys that they never pursued extradition because it would expose misconduct by the court that handled his sex case. Now a complicated legal process awaits all sides. While France expressed hope that Polanski would be freed shortly, Swiss officials said there would be no rash decision. The Swiss Justice Ministry on Monday did not rule out the possibility that Polanski, director of such classic films as "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby," could be released on bail under very strict conditions that he did not flee Switzerland. For now, though, Polanski is living in a Zurich cell where he receives three meals a day and is allowed outside for one hour of daily exercise. Polanski has asked a US appeals court in California to overturn a judge's refusal to throw out his case. He claims misconduct by the now-deceased judge who had arranged a plea bargain and then reneged on it. A native of France who was taken to Poland by his parents and escaped Krakow's Jewish ghetto as a child during World War II, Polanski has lived for the past three decades in France, where his career has continued to flourish; he received a directing Oscar in absentia for the 2002 movie "The Pianist." He is married to French actress Emanuelle Seigner, with whom he has two children. He has avoided travelling to countries likely to extradite him. Polanski's victim, Samantha Geimer, who identified herself publicly years ago, has joined in Polanski's bid for dismissal, saying she wants the case to be over. She sued Polanski and reached an undisclosed settlement.
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