MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 51,982 this week

Calling the Ghosts (1996)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary, War  |  3 March 1997 (USA)
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 48 users  
Reviews: write review

Movie about tortured and humiliated women in concentration camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 645 titles
created 06 Dec 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 09 Dec 2013
 
a list of 103 titles
created 17 Mar 2014
 
a list of 88 titles
created 12 Apr 2014
 
a list of 1465 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Calling the Ghosts (1996)

Calling the Ghosts (1996) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Calling the Ghosts.
6 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

What could be better for the village than a scenic railway to bring in the tourists? What could be worse for tourism than war? Luka builds the railway and shuts his eyes to war. Then Luka's wife runs off with a musician and his son is called up to the army. Luka's life is a war zone. Then he meets Sabaha..

Director: Emir Kusturica
Stars: Slavko Stimac, Natasa Tapuskovic, Vesna Trivalic
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Journalist Floyd from US, Michael Henderson from UK and their teams meet the beginning of Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports they find an orphanage run by devoted Mrs. Savic near... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have ... See full summary »

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic
Stars: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Nikola Kojo, Dragan Maksimovic
Savior (1998)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.

Director: Predrag Antonijevic
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski, Pascal Rollin
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

Director: Angelina Jolie
Stars: Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic, Rade Serbedzija
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic
Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Luna Zimic Mijovic, Leon Lucev
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jadranka Cigelj ...
Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nusreta Sivac ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

An extraordinarily powerful documentary, the first-person account of two women caught in a war where rape was as much an everyday weapon as bullets or bombs. Jadranka Cigelj and Nusreta Sivac, childhood friends and lawyers, enjoyed the lives of "ordinary modern women" in Bosnia-Herzegovina until one day former neighbors became tormentors. Taken to the notorious Serb concentration camp of Omarska, the two women, like other Muslim and Croat women interned there, were systematically tortured and humiliated by their Serb captors. Once released, the pair turned personal struggles for survival into a larger fight for justice - aiding other women similarly brutalized and successfully lobbying to have rape included in the international lexicon of war crimes by the UN Tribunal at the Hague. Chronicling the two women's experience and their remarkable transformation, Calling the Ghosts is an indispensable resource for deepening understanding of human rights abuses and combating violence against ... Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | War

Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

3 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kalontas ta fantasmata  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Calling the Ghosts (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page