France/Germany/United Kingdom
129 minutes

A ghost writer assigned to help a former British prime-minister finish his memoirs after his predecessor shows up dead finds himself involved in a political conspiracy he can't quite understand. Lively Hitchcockian mystery thriller, sharply written, performed and handled.

A RP Productions/France 2 Cinéma/Elfte Babelsberg/Runteam III co-production, with the participation of Canal Plus, Studiocanal and France Télévisions, and the support of Deutscher Filmfernsehfonds, Filmförderungsanstalt and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
Starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams; with Tom Wilkinson; and with Eli Wallach.
Directed by Roman Polanski; produced by mr. Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde; screenplay by mr. Polanski and Robert Harris, based on the novel by Robert Harris, The Ghost; music by Alexandre Desplat; director of photography (Duboicolor/LTC, widescreeen), Pawel Edelman; production designer, Albrecht Konrad; costume designer, Dinah Collin; film editor, Hervé de Luze.
Screened: Berlin Film Festival press screening, Berlinale Palast (Berlin), February 12th 2010.


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