A ghost writer (Ewan McGregor) is hired to take over writing the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) after the previous writer dies in an accident. Soon after The Ghost accepts the assignment, a high-ranking British official accuses Lang of having illegally seized suspected terrorists and handing them over to the CIA for torture. The controversy over this alleged war crime brings reporters and protesters swarming to the Martha's Vineyard mansion where Lang is staying with his wife Ruth (Olivia Williams) and his media-handler turned mistress Amelia (Kim Cattrall). As The Ghost continues his work, he begins to uncover what seem to be clues placed by the previous writer. Did the dead man piece together a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA? And did he somehow hide this information in the manuscript he left behind? Based on the bestseller by Robert Harris (Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel) and resonating strongly with current events, The Ghost is an edgy, atmospheric and enthralling thriller from Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski.
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Intense, masterful political thriller OK for older teens.
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