DVD Review: The Ghost (15)

A PM’s ghost writer digs too deep into a murky past, threatening his own future, in this chilling political thriller.

Threatened with a charge of war crimes in the Middle East, slick former Prime Minister, Adam Lang, retreats to a Cape Cod island with a ghost writer to set the story straight.

But when the surf throws up the body of Lang’s former biographer and political aide, his new writer begins to unravel a dark past – and it is one that threatens his own future.

Roman Polanski directs Piers Brosnan as the Tony Blair-style PM and Ewan McGregor as the dissolute writer fearing for his life on a rain lashed island in this fine adaptation of Robert Harris’ bestselling political thriller.

4 stars

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