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Five Roman Polanski Films You Can’t See Just Once
Forget it, Jake. Movies about Los Angeles, and the infernal tangle of money and politics, don’t get any better than this.
“The Ghost Writer” (2010)
Career-best performances by Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor highlight this delicious dark comedy of a naive writer caught in a master politician’s web.
“Knife in the Water” (962)
One of the great debuts in cinema: romance, paranoia and simmering erotic tension on the high seas. The template for everything Polanski has done since.
“The Pianist” (2002)
The Holocaust as it had never quite been seen on film, richly informed by Polanski’s own childhood. Stark, poetic, unforgettable.
A magnificent evocation of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, rooted in Nastassja Kinski’s revelatory, heartbreaking performance.