Ghosted

Ghosted

Deutschland / Taiwan 2008/2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The sudden death in unexplained circumstances of her young Taiwanese lover, Ai-ling, throws Hamburg artist Sophie Schmitt totally off balance. She travels to Taipei to exhibit a video installation dedicated to Ai-ling. Sophie is approached by a pushy journalist, Mei-li, who takes her on a trip to the famous Taipei night markets and tries to seduce the grieving artist. But Sophie rejects her and returns to Hamburg. Shortly thereafter, Mei-li turns up on Sophie′s doorstep unannounced. Sophie takes her in and falls for her charm. Soon, Sophie realises that Mei-li is secretly investigating Ai-ling′s death. A series of strange happenings follows thick and fast. Then Sophie discovers that Mei-Li neither works for a Taiwanese newspaper, nor has she officially entered Germany. Who, then, is this beautiful and mysterious stranger …?

"Ghosted" is a film about cultural misunderstandings and different perceptions of death. Monika Treut: "In Chinese and Taiwanese cinema, the ghosts of the dead come back; they are beings who exists according to their own laws. In particular, the ghosts of women who have led oppressed lives are given a great deal of freedom: at last they are able to follow their own desires and be as erotic, daring, determined and charming as they want. But you don′t have to know about Chinese traditions in order to immerse yourself in this story, because the concept of the doppelganger has long been a central motif in European culture dating back to Novalis and Edgar Allan Poe."

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Monika Treut
Screenplay:Astrid Ströher, Monika Treut
Director of photography:Bernd Meiners
Editing:Renate Ober
Music:Uwe Haas
  
Cast: 
Inga BuschSophie Schmitt
Huan-Ru KeAi-ling Chen
Ting-Ting HuMei-li Wang
Jana SchulzKatrin Bendersen
Marek HarloffLeon
Jack KaoOnkel Chen Fu
Yi-Ching LuYa-Ching / Patricks Mutter
Kevin ChenPatrick
Nick Dong-SikHerr Lee
Chian-Tze LiuPatricks Vater
Nai Wen ChangJudy
Rong-Yje WangMysteriöser Mann
Ru-Yun TangMysteriöse Frau
  
Production company:Hyena Films (Hamburg)
Producer:Monika Treut

All Credits

Director:Monika Treut
Assistant director:Bruno Grass
Screenplay:Astrid Ströher, Monika Treut
Director of photography:Bernd Meiners
Assistant camera:Jörg Jahn
Production design:Isolde Rüter, Cheng-Yi Yang
Set design:Sabine Kasch
Prop master:Meike Pauly
Make-up artist:Fe Ferber
Costume design:Petra Kilian
Editing:Renate Ober
Sound design:Uwe Haas
Sound:Andreas Pitann, Chia-hao Yang
Audio mixing:Pierre Brand
Music:Uwe Haas
  
Cast: 
Inga BuschSophie Schmitt
Huan-Ru KeAi-ling Chen
Ting-Ting HuMei-li Wang
Jana SchulzKatrin Bendersen
Marek HarloffLeon
Jack KaoOnkel Chen Fu
Yi-Ching LuYa-Ching / Patricks Mutter
Kevin ChenPatrick
Nick Dong-SikHerr Lee
Chian-Tze LiuPatricks Vater
Nai Wen ChangJudy
Rong-Yje WangMysteriöser Mann
Ru-Yun TangMysteriöse Frau
  
Production company:Hyena Films (Hamburg)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) / 3sat (Mainz), Chi & Company (Taipei), PTS (Taipeh)
Producer:Monika Treut
Co-Producer:Li-Fen Chien, Aileen Li
Producer (TV):Inge Classen (ZDF / 3sat), Ingrid Gränz (ZDF / 3sat), Jessie Y.W. Shih (PTS)
Line producer:Patrick Brandt
Location manager:Christoph Heitmann
Shoot:26.03.2008-05.2008: Taiwan, Hamburg
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg)
Length:89 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.01.2009, 116818, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 30.04.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE TW) Ghosted

Versions

Original

Length:89 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.01.2009, 116818, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 30.04.2009
 

Awards

FBW 2009
Prädiakt: wertvoll