Ewan McGregor is employed as 'The Ghost Writer' to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Pierce Brosnan. No sooner has McGregor accepted the commission when he learns that the ex Prime Minister is facing war crime charges. Worse still, the circumstances surrounding the death of the previous 'ghost' emerge as suspicious.
Roman Polanski has created a marvellous suspense film out of this story. The settings may be Britain and a wintery North-Eastern United States - in reality filmed in Germany - but the movie is very European in tone and pacing.
I loved every minute of this film right through to the terrific 'reveal' at the end.