THE FAT AND THE LEAN (Roman Polanski, 1961)

Roman Polanski acts in the two-character, dialogueless 14-minute film he made in France right after graduating from film school, “Le gros et le maigre.” He is “le maigre.”      The opening sideways shot outside a wealthy fat man’s rural house places the skinny, barefooted servant in the foreground, his master in the background. “Le gros” sits, […]