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AP: Polanski Transforms Suffering Into Art

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 20, 2005 at 12:12PM

It is easy to see parallels between Polanski's own traumatic, rootless boyhood and the plot of his new movie, "Oliver Twist," an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale of a penniless orphan who wanders from a workhouse into a gang, searching for a place in the world. Today, Roman Polanski is among the world's most admired directors. Angela Doland reports for A.P.
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It is easy to see parallels between Polanski's own traumatic, rootless boyhood and the plot of his new movie, "Oliver Twist," an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale of a penniless orphan who wanders from a workhouse into a gang, searching for a place in the world. Today, Roman Polanski is among the world's most admired directors. Angela Doland reports for A.P.