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The Ghost (1982)

Das Gespenst (original title)
The life-size figure of Christ at 42 travels with the cross on a mission through Bavaria.
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Cast overview:
Herbert Achternbusch ... Ober
Annamirl Bierbichler Annamirl Bierbichler ... Oberin
Werner Schroeter ... Bischof
Kurt Raab ... Poli
Dietmar Schneider Dietmar Schneider ... Zisti
Josef Bierbichler ... Römer / Landwirt
Franz Baumgartner Franz Baumgartner ... Römer / Vertreter
Alois Hitzenbichler Alois Hitzenbichler ... Römer / Priester
Judit Achternbusch Judit Achternbusch ... Novizin
Rut Achternbusch Rut Achternbusch ... Novizin
Gabi Geist Gabi Geist ... Vertretersgattin
Gunter Freyse Gunter Freyse ... Mann
Ann Poppel Ann Poppel ... Frau


The life-size figure of Christ at 42 travels with the cross on a mission through Bavaria.

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Absurd & Tragic Abomination of a film!
4 May 2020 | by samxxxulSee all my reviews

I was amazed to see very few reviews for this film and after digging movies directed by the legendary Herbert Achternbusch, this might be the best one.

The Ghost is a grotesque satire may seem a bit out of date in the humor quotient, but it is a essential viewing for those who love absurd cinema. The story is of Jesus Christ has returned in Bavarian Monastery in the form of a rather palpable ghost and lives on bread and wine. He is the 42nd Lord wearing a crown of thorns that itches, mocks the mother Superior, also deals with drunken legionnaires and fulfills his chores as a waiter in the cloister tavern. It is a very tricky subject to bring it on the big screen and Achternbusch had and still has the guts to do it amidst the controversies.

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30 October 1982 (West Germany) See more »

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