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The Ghost Writer
- Ewan Mcgregor

Overview - A ghostwriter stumbles onto a secret that places his life in danger as he takes down the life story of a former U.K. prime minister in this Roman Polanski-helmed adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Convinced by his agent that he's been granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, talented British screenwriter "The Ghost" (Ewan McGregor) agrees to aid British prime minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) in completing his memoirs after the leader's former aide dies under mysterious circumstances.  Read more...

 
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Overview

A ghostwriter stumbles onto a secret that places his life in danger as he takes down the life story of a former U.K. prime minister in this Roman Polanski-helmed adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Convinced by his agent that he's been granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, talented British screenwriter "The Ghost" (Ewan McGregor) agrees to aid British prime minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) in completing his memoirs after the leader's former aide dies under mysterious circumstances. Almost immediately after The Ghost arrives at a remote mansion in the U.S. to begin working with the prime minister, Lang is accused of committing a war crime by a former British cabinet minister. Amidst a deluge of protestors and reporters, The Ghost delves into the unfinished manuscript and comes to the terrifying conclusion that his predecessor died because he discovered a link between Prime Minister Lang and the CIA. The more information The Ghost uncovers, the more convinced he becomes that his life could be in danger as well.

Cast List

Didier Lavergne
Roman Polanski - Director/Screenwriter/Actor
Alexandre Desplat - Composer
Pawel Edelman - Director of Photography, THE PIANIST (2002)
Suzana Peric
Bernhard Henrich
Robert Harris - Novelist - "Fatherland"
Ralph Remstedt
Jean-Max Guerin
Guy Courtecuisse
Gabriele Lins
Mikael Tanguy
David Scheunemann
Jeremi Prokopowicz
Elisa Costa
Pierce Brosnan - Irish actor, Remington Steele/the 5th James Bond
Kim Cattrall - American actress, model, SEX AND THE CITY
Timothy Hutton - American Actor "Ordinary People"/Son Of Actor Jim Hutton
Tim Hutton - American Actor "Ordinary People"/Son Of Actor Jim Hutton
Tim Preece
Robert Pugh - Actor
David Rintoul - Actor, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1980)
Eli Wallach - Star, NAKED CITY (1960)
Tom Wilkinson - British Actor
Desiree Erasmus
Ewan McGregor - Scottish actor, TRAINSPOTTING
James Belushi - American Actor/Director, brother of John
Jim Belushi - American Actor/Director, brother of John
Claude Conrad - American Actor/Director, brother of John
Olivia Williams
Jaymes Butler
Joel Kirby
John Keogh
Robert Seeliger
Glenn Conroy
Tim Faraday
Jon Bernthal - Star, DAY ZERO (2007)
Alister Mazzotti
Clayton Nemrow
Jeff Burrell
Anna Botting
Yvonne Tomlinson
Milton Welch
Kate Copeland
Soogi Kang
Hong Thay Lee
Hans-Peter Sussner
Stuart Austen
Marianne Graffam
Morgane Polanski
Andy Guting
Robert Wallhofer
Julia Kratz
Nyasha Hatendi
Daphne Alexander
Angelique Fernandez
Anne Whittman
Michael S. Ruscheinsky
Mo Asumang
Sylke Ferber
Errol Shaker
Errol Harewood
Talin Lopez
Regine Hentschel
Daniel Sutton
Eben Young

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 128
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 025192067501
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: February 2014

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Related Keywords:
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Reviews:
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] disciplined, proficient thriller....The audience that craves mature, sophisticated and grown-up entertainment will find much to admire here." - 02/16/2010 Box Office


"Mr. Polanski is a master of menace....He creates a wholly believable world rich in strange contradictions and ominous implications." - 02/19/2010 New York Times


"[A] sharp political conspiracy tale....It's an intelligent and deftly honed return to the genre, blending a contemporary plot and classic structure." - 02/19/2010 USA Today


"[I]n its entertaining mix of the topical and the personal, the film is a vital record of the times, both for its maker and the world from his window." -- Grade: B+ - 02/18/2010 A.V. Club


"[I]t's Williams who provides the most pleasure in a gradually evolving role that at one point takes on a calculated sexiness." - 02/12/2010 Variety


"GHOST is far more than a suspense film, and its cast is a cache of jewels -- the most glittering of which is Olivia Williams, who, in a virtuoso performance as Lang's wife Ruth, creates a character who defies all casual adjectives..." - 02/19/2010 Wall Street Journal


"[D]eliciously unsettling....A dark pearl of a movie whose great flair and precision make it Polanski's best work in quite a while..." - 02/19/2010 Los Angeles Times


"Thankfully the final word, as it were, is pure Polanski, an image of shocking darkness and startling beauty as uncanny and elliptic as it creator." - 02/19/2010 Movieline


4 stars out of 4 -- "This movie is the work of a man who knows how to direct a thriller. Smooth, calm, confident, it builds suspense instead of depending on shock and action." - 02/24/2010 Chicago Sun-Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "[D]irector Roman Polanski invites viewers to settle back and simply enjoy a ride whose sinuous curves he navigates with supreme assurance and skill..." - 02/25/2010 Washington Post


"Polanski and Harris do a jolly good job of letting the circles of untrustworthy characters ripple outward, like rings from a stone thrown into water..." -- Grade: B+ - 02/18/2010 Entertainment Weekly


3.5 stars out of 5 -- "All credit to a finely tunes Brosnan for packing so much intensity and wayward wit into his scenes with McGregor." - 02/18/2010 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 5 -- "THE GHOST is a perfectly passable political suspenser with enough Romanesque flair to satiate admirers." - 03/23/2010 Total Film


3 stars out of 5 -- "Polanski has drawn out strong turns from McGregor and Brosnan and an excellent one from Olivia Williams." - 05/01/2010 Empire


"Ewan McGregor's blend of studied seriousness and puppyish innocence is perfectly suited to the title role....Immediately entertaining..." - 05/01/2010 Sight and Sound


Included in Roger Ebert's "The Best Films of 2010" -- "The movie is the work of a man who knows how to direct a thriller." - 12/16/2010 Chicago Sun-Times

 
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