Roman Polanski, the celebrated film director who has been on the lam for more than thirty years, is now sitting in a Swiss jail awaiting the possibility of extradition to the United States. He may finally have to face the legal consequences of his admitted crime of having non-consensual sex with a 13-year-old girl after plying [...]
How many Oscar nominations does one need in order to avoid facing justice for having raped a child? Are four nominations and one victory enough? Can artistic achievement absolve one of punishment for a horrible crime? And does the taint of such a dastardly act diminish the value of some of modern cinema’s greatest films?