The Ghost Writer
After his predecessor perishes under mysterious circumstances, a ghostwriter agrees to help a former British prime minister finish his memoirs, but the author finds himself in danger when he uncovers a web of secrets and corruption.

Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

Roman Polanski stays sharp with this slow-building suspense picture that draws heavily on his feelings about living in isolation to avoid foreign prosecution. If the plot details don't completely satisfy, remember that the real point here is the emotion.

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Scott Hardie: Great score by Alexandre Desplat, too. Mysterious, sometimes playful, frequently foreboding. − December 20, 2010 • more by Scott

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