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by Christian Petzold


A man is travelling from Paris to Berlin, looking for his wife. He finds her in a psychiatric hospital in Spandau, an area in the North-West of Berlin, and brings her back to Paris. But she keeps going to Berlin every year, desperate to find her daughter who was kidnapped in 1989 when she was three. She ends up meeting Nina, a young homeless girl she believes to be her daughter.

international title: Ghosts
original title: Gespenster
country: Germany, France
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Christian Petzold
film run: 85'
release date: DE 22/09/2005
screenplay: Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki
cast: Marianne Basler, Aurélien Recoing, Julia Hummer, Sabine Timoteo, Anna Schud, Claudia Geissler
cinematography by: Hans Fromm
film editing: Bettina Böhler
art director: Kade Gruber
costumes designer: Anette Guther
music: Stefan Will, Marco Dreckkötter
producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
production: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, Les Films des Tournelles, ARTE France
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