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Gespenster (2005)

Nina, an end-of-teenage orphan with mental problems, starts a new job as a garden cleaner when she meets Toni. They fell in love with each other, but soon Toni starts betraying Nina. In the... See full summary »

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Christian Petzold
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Cast

Cast overview:
Julia Hummer Julia Hummer ... Nina
Sabine Timoteo Sabine Timoteo ... Toni
Marianne Basler Marianne Basler ... Francoise
Aurélien Recoing ... Pierre
Benno Fürmann ... Oliver
Anna Schudt ... Kai
Claudia Geisler-Bading Claudia Geisler-Bading ... Heimleiterin (as Claudia Geissler)
Philipp Hauß ... Mathias
Victoria Trauttmansdorff Victoria Trauttmansdorff ... Mathias' Mutter
Peter Kurth ... Vorarbeiter
Annika Blendl ... Agentin
Rosa Enskat Rosa Enskat ... Krankenschwester
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Storyline

Nina, an end-of-teenage orphan with mental problems, starts a new job as a garden cleaner when she meets Toni. They fell in love with each other, but soon Toni starts betraying Nina. In the meantime, Francoise is picked up at a psychic department of a Berlin hospital by her husband, Pierre. After seeing Nina, Francoise believes that she has found her kidnapped daughter Marie, but neither Toni nor Pierre believe her. Nina is unsure about what to think... Written by Benjamin Stello

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Country:

Germany | France

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

15 September 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantasmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Second part of director Christian Petzold's "Gespenster"-trilogy. The other two parts are Yella (2007) and The State I Am In (2000). See more »

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Follows The State I Am In (2000) See more »

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Good film
5 May 2008 | by crappydooSee all my reviews

The movie's story is pretty good and well thought out. The acting is very convincing too, and the characters of Toni and the mother have acted very well. It was also good to see that the director has not gone out of his way in over dramatising the proceedings and has dealt with the sensitive circumstances in a delicate way. Certain scenes and story lines of this film will stay with me for a period of time.

So in a nutshell, this film may be recommended to others as it is indeed pretty good; however it is not a great film as there was something missing. However I cannot put my finger to it and explain what exactly is. The movie is recommended for its sensitive story.


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