Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski feels tired and depressed as he enters his third week in a Zurich prison, his lawyer says.

After visiting Polanski, attorney Herve Temime told two Swiss newspapers that the 76-year-old filmmaker appeared to be "very dejected" and "was in an unsettled state of mind."

Polanski's appeal for prison release gets rejected

Last week, the Swiss Justice Ministry denied Polanski's appeal for release, deeming him a flight risk.

The Oscar-winning director of 2002's The Pianist is wanted by U.S. authorities for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Polanski fled the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with the girl.

Swiss authorities have also asked the Swiss Federal Penal Court, which deals with Polanski's extradition warrant, to reject a second appeal for release and to refuse bail.

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Temine said the court should rule "very soon" on the request. "He would fulfill all the conditions and stay in Switzerland until the extradition proceeding are decided," he said.

Polanski was arrested in Switzerland as he arrived in the country for a film festival Sept. 26.