For every Polanski fans his every new film is the moment and as said by one of his loyal fan he never disappoints his audience. Absolutely true. Well the plot of the film bears slight resemblance with his earlier Depp starrer ‘The Ninth Gate’. A willing writer hired with hefty sum to complete an autobiography of controversial Former British PM Adam Lang. It’s troubled water for the writer as he has to complete his predecessor’s task who committed suicide prior to complete the book. Is it suicide? Lang is in controversy again, this time from whistleblower of one of his close aid in past. Soon the ghost writer discovered the secret documents of his predecessor leading him to one intriguing link to another.
Polanski’s this much awaited latest offering is absolutely intriguing political thriller. From very beginning it leads us towards slow enigma. Like the ghost (nameless) writer we also become unsure who to trust when the quest for hidden truth introduced us certain unpredictable characters. The film was shot beautifully and both Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan acted their parts so wonderfully. In fact it’s first time I felt that Brosnan is a fine actor shedding his Remington Steele and 007 image. Though the end is quite predictable and Hollywood like but Polanski’s treatment and his command over the medium makes it compelling watch nevertheless.