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Summary: An unremarkable ghost-writer has landed a lucrative contract to redact the memoirs of Adam Lang, the former UK Prime Minister. After dominating British politics for years, Lang has retired with his wife to the USA. He lives on an island, in luxurious, isolated premises complete with a security detail and a secretarial staff. Soon, Adam Lang gets embroiled in a major scandal with international ramifications that reveals how far he was ready to go in order to nurture UK's "special relationship" with the USA. But before this controversy has started, before even he has closed the deal with the publisher, the ghost-writer gets unmistakable signs that the turgid draft he is tasked to put into shape inexplicably constitutes highly sensitive material.
Runtime: 128 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for language, brief nudity/sexuality, some violence and a drug reference.
Production: France 2 Cinéma
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Countries: Germany, UK, France
Language: English
Director Credit
Roman Polanski Director
Writer Credit
Robert Harris Novel "The Ghost"
Roman Polanski Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Ewan McGregor The Ghost
Olivia Williams Ruth Lang
Pierce Brosnan Adam Lang
Cast Credit
Alister Mazzotti Protection Officer #1
Anna Botting SKY TV Newsreader
Eli Wallach Vineyard Old Man
James Belushi John Maddox
Jon Bernthal Rick Ricardelli
Kim Cattrall Amelia Bly
Milton Welch Taxi Driver
Tim Faraday Barry
Tim Preece Roy
Timothy Hutton Sidney Kroll
Tom Wilkinson Paul Emmett
Yvonne Tomlinson Stewardess
Producer Credit
Alain Sarde Producer
Charlie Woebcken Co-Producer
Christoph Fisser Co-Producer
Henning Molfenter Co-Producer
Oliver Lüer Line Producer
Robert Benmussa Producer
Roman Polanski Producer
Timothy Burrill Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: