Director Xavier Beauvois attends the red carpet for the movie "La Rancon de la gloire" (The Price of Fame) at the 71st Venice Film Festival August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Charlie Chaplin's son attended the Venice film festival on Thursday for the premier of "The Price of Fame", a movie based on the true story of two immigrants who dug up the silent-film legend's coffin for ransom money.Chaplin's son Eugene, who plays a bit role in the flick along with one of the star's grandchildren, Dolores Chaplin, told journalists in Venice that the film captured well the difficult period when his father's body was snatched.Chaplin's coffin was taken by a pair of immigrants from Poland and Bulgaria in 1978 and recovered after a large-scale police search, during which 200 phone kiosks were watched and the phone at the Chaplins' home was tapped.
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