GHOSTS

MATERIALS

CHRISTIAN PETZOLD

ORIGINAL TITLE

GESPENSTER

2004 || Germany-France || 85 mins || 35mm || Color || in German, French || Feature

WORLD SALES

Bavaria Film International (Munich)

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

BERLIN 2005 - Competition

SYNOPSIS

Fran├žoise keeps going back to Berlin, hoping to find her daughter who was stolen there years ago. Compassionate husband Pierre has once again come to patiently stand by her. Nina is a vulnerable girl, alone in the world except for the social workers at the home for problem teenagers. She finds an ally in reckless Toni, a tough young woman who grabs what she wants to survive. Together they experience a fleeting moment of happiness... In her desperate search across the city, Fran├žoise finds Nina. The resemblance is uncanny. She has the same scar on her ankle. She has the same mole on her back... Graceful direction and touching performances in this emotional mystery from the director of Berlin 2003 FIPRESCI winner WOLFSBURG, TOTER MANN (SOMETHING TO REMIND ME) and DIE INNERE SICHERHEIT (THE STATE I AM IN).

CAST

Julia HUMMER, Sabine TIMOTEO, Marianne BASLER, Aurelien RECOING