In making this film, I discovered that this was a tragedy for everyone involved. It was a tragedy for the girl, Samantha Geimer, and her family. It was tragedy for Polanski, because he fled. It was a tragedy for the DA in the case and Polanski's lawyer because they felt that they failed somehow. I felt it was my job to explain how people think they know the story, but they don't. That doesn't excuse Polanski in any way, but it shows what he went through. I think the best viewer for this film is someone who can't stand Roman Polanski and is disgusted by what happened. But if they allow themselves to watch the film, they usually come away from it feeling differently. If not about the crime, then at least about the aftermath. It's quite surprising.
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