The critically-acclaimed film is about the controversial director and his arrest at the 2009 Zurich Film Festival. Polanski was a wanted man who was arrested when he traveled to Zurich to pick up a film award, subsequently spending ten months under house arrest in Switzerland.
The Oscar winning director ("Rosemary's Baby," "The Pianist") pleaded guilty to rape (unlawful sex with a minor) in 1977, but fled the U.S. before sentencing to avoid imprisonment. Polanski lived in France for decades. Roman Polanski freed by Switzerland
Emmy Award-winning director Marina Zenovich ("Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic"), who also serves as the film's narrator, explores the bizarre clash of politics, celebrity justice and media overload as she sheds new light on Polanski's sexual assault case and his escape from under Swiss house arrest.
"Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out" is a follow-up to Zenovich’s previous film abut the director, "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired." Some say that the film was one of the reasons for Polanski's 2009 arrest. Roman Polanski victim speaks out on HBO film
“Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired” won two Emmys including Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Marina Zenovich) and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Joe Bini, P.G. Morgan, Marina Zenovich). HBO programming wins 21 Primetime Emmy Awards
"Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out" premiered to critical acclaim at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival before playing the New York Film Festival and the Zurich Film Festival, where much of the film takes place. "Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out" was written by P.G. Morgan, Chris A. Peterson and Zenovich. Lila Yacoub and Zenovich served as producers. Executive producers include Steven Soderbergh, Randy Wooten, Michael Roban and Stephan Paternot.