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Roman Polanski collects award at Zurich Film Festival

Director Roman Polanski has received a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival, two years after his arrest in the city on sex charges.

Polanski received a standing ovation before telling the audience: "What I can say? Better late than never."

He had been on his way to receive the award in 2009 when Swiss police arrested him over a 1977 US conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He spent months in prison and house arrest but avoided extradition.

Edited footage of the speech courtesy of 20 Minuten

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