From high seas to high street: Marseilles wants to banish Polanski's pirate ship from its shore

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The Independent Online
The Neptune, a replica galleon built for Roman Polanski's film, Pirates, moored at the old port in Marseilles. The authorities have asked the owners, Cathargo Films, to move the vessel, but as it attracts up to 1,500 visitors a day, the company wants it to become a permanent museum. The ship took two years to build and cost pounds 5.5m.

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