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Roman Polanski wins best director award at Berlin

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Roman Polanski has won the Silver Bear for best director at the Berlin Film Festival for his new political thriller, The Ghost Writer.

Polanski could not accept the award as he is under house arrest and fighting extradition to the US over a conviction for having sex with a minor in 1977.

His producer, Alain Sarde, said he would be "very happy" with the honour. Alix Kroeger reports.

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