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Polanski, Roman

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Chinatown by Roman Polanski( Visual )

242 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky climate of sunbaked southern California of the 1930s, is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. He is swept into a maelstorm of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown
The pianist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

122 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis
Rosemary's baby by Roman Polanski( Visual )

121 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After unwittingly becoming friendly with a coven of witches and warlocks, a young wife is impregnated by the Devil
The ghost writer by Roman Polanski( Visual )

48 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a gifted ghostwriter is hired to write the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, he quickly finds himself trapped in a web of political and sexual intrigue. Lang is implicated in a scandal over his administration's harsh tactics, and as the ghostwriter digs into the politician's past, he discovers secrets that threaten to jeopardize international relations forever
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

114 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is then goaded by his lady into slaying King Duncan in order to assume the throne. He plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head
Tess by Roman Polanski( Visual )

121 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romance, Tess Darbeyville, a beautiful young peasant in late 19th century England, seeks her fortune with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes to be distant relatives. Although Tess rejects the advances of the D'Urberville's son Alex, he forcibly seduces her, leaving her pregnant and alone. After her sickly baby dies, Tess falls in love with Angel, a parson's son, who abandons her on their wedding night after she confesses her past "sin." This forces Tess to return to Alex, a fateful decision with tragic consequences
Oliver Twist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

94 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After living in poor conditions, Oliver runs away to the streets of London. There he meets a gang of pickpockets and soon Oliver's life is changed forever
Carnage by Roman Polanski( Visual )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, the evening becomes quite chaotic as the parents become increasingly childish
Repulsion by Roman Polanski( Visual )

117 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carol is a fragile, frigid young Belgian beauty cracking up over the course of a terrifying weekend. Left alone by her vacationing sister in their London flat, she finds herself haunted by specters, real and imagined, as her insanity grows to a violent pitch
Frantic by Roman Polanski( Visual )

72 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the wife of an American cardiologist is kidnapped in Paris, he sets out to find her but encounters a web of language, locale, and bureaucracy
The ninth gate by Roman Polanski( Visual )

48 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare book dealer is hired to locate the remaining copies of a demonic manuscript that can summon the devil
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( Visual )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and French and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years ago, Paulina Escobar had her life shattered when she was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor. Now, through a chance encounter, she may have found the man responsible for her nightmares and tonight he's going to pay. But how far will she go to get even? And how can she be sure, after so many years, that she has found the right man?
Nóż w wodzie Knife in the water by Roman Polanski( Visual )

37 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married couple on their way to a sailing weekend invite a young hitchhiker to join them. In the confined space of the small yacht, macho rivalry and sexual tension soon turn to hostility and eventually violence
Nóż w wodzie by Roman Polanski( Visual )

85 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three people completely isolated for 24 hours aboard a weekend pleasure boat
The fearless vampire killers, or, Pardon me, but your teeth are in my neck by Roman Polanski( Visual )

38 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoof of old vampire films finds a young maiden kidnapped by a Jewish vampire and his gay son
Cul-de-sac by Roman Polanski( Visual )

64 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A withdrawn couple's isolated house is infiltrated by a rude, burly American gangster on the run. The three engage in role-playing games of sexual and emotional humiliations. An evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos
The tenant by Roman Polanski( Visual )

40 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quiet, timid file clerk whose unremarkable life begins to be increasingly overshadowed with dread and fear after he moves into his new home - an apartment building with an unhappy past. Adding to his paranoia are the building's other occupants, who do nothing to alleviate his growing obsession with the untimely, tragic fate of the apartment's previous tenant
The kid stays in the picture by Brett Morgen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans, the man behind such films as Rosemary's baby, Love story, Chinatown, and The Godfather - tells it like it is and was in Hollywood. Includes his appeal to the Board of Directors short film that saved Paramount Pictures in 1970. Also, includes archival interviews about Evans with stars and filmmakers. Includes an Evans gag reel
Roman Polanski : interviews by Roman Polanski( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of interviews spans nearly forty years and comprises translations from French, German, and Spanish newspapers and magazines and transcripts of British and American television and radio appearances." -- from the publisher
La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the play he is preparing to direct, Thomas is distraught that none has what it takes to play the lead female character. He is getting ready to leave when Vanda appears: an unbridled and brazen whirlwind of energy. Vanda embodies everything Thomas hates. She is crude, idiotic, and will stop at nothing to get the part. But when Thomas finds himself backed into a corner and lets her try her luck, he is amazed to see Vanda transformed
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Liebling, Raimund

Liebling, Raimund 1933-

Liebling, Rajmund Roman 1933-

Liebling, Raymond

Liebling, Raymond Roman.

Liebling , Roman

Liebling, Roman 1933-


Polański, Rajmund Roman Thiery

Polanski, Raymond

Polański, Raymond 1933-

Polanski, Roman.

Polański, Roman 1933-

Polański, Roman Raymond 1933-

Polaņskis, Romāns, 1933-

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski cineasta francopolaco

Roman Polanski Polish-French film director, producer, writer, and actor

Roman Polański Polnischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler

Roman Polański polski reżyser i aktor

Roman Polański Pools filmregisseur

Roman Polański regista polacco

Romāns Polaņskis

Romanus Polanski

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