talented writer (Ewan McGregor) is committed to writing the memoirs of Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), a former controversial British Prime Minister. By the way, he discovers explosive secrets from his past, becoming hunted because he knows too much.
An exceptional distribution joins Roman Polanski in this political thriller: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Kim Catrall, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Hutton.
“The puppet” feels that something is wrong right from the first moment he agrees to write Adam Lang’s autobiography. He is taken to the middle of winter on an island, somewhere on the East Coast, where he will work in a beautiful home with Lang, his beautiful wife and political mistress (Olivia Williams), his staff and mistress (Kim Catrall) and a small team of staff and bodyguards.
Only one day after the “puppet” arrives on the island, a former cabinet chief accuses Lang of authorizing the arrest of terror suspects and surrendering them to C.I.A. to be tortured, which is a war crime. The controversy attracts reporters and protesters on the island, which disturbs the tranquility of the luxurious villas.
From the moment the “puppet” finds out that the shadow writer who had been hired before him, the long-running collaborator of the prime minister, had recently died in a very suspicious way, and as he started to work, he discovers that his predecessor a dark secret that linked Lang to the CIA Apparently the information was hidden somewhere in the manuscript he left behind. Being Lang in the C.I.A. while he was prime minister? Was the predecessor of the shadow writer killed because he found this terrible secret?
Faced with this discovery, “The Puppet” begins to lose its objectivity and to be personally involved in the story she should just have to record. Going ever deeper into the past of the charismatic politician, what he discovers is far more shocking than the accusations that are being brought to him today.
The film “The Puppet” resonates with very current themes, and the action takes place in the rhythm of a political thriller, a story about deception and betrayal at all levels – sexual, political and literary.
In a world where nothing is what it seems, “The Puppet” discovers that the past can be deadly and that the end of the story belongs to the creature that will remain alive to write.