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Ghosts (2006)

A young Chinese girl is smuggled into the UK so she can support her son and family in China.

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Nick Broomfield
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zhan Yu Zhan Yu ... Mr. Lin
Tao Li Tao Li ... Chinese Cockle-Picker
Ai Qin Lin Ai Qin Lin ... Ai Qin
Zhe Wei Zhe Wei ... Xiao Li
Yong Aing Zhai Yong Aing Zhai ... Zhai (as Wen Buo Zhai)
An Sheng Lin An Sheng Lin ... Baby Bebe
Kan Jin Chen Kan Jin Chen ... Ai Qin's Mother
Shiang Fa Lin Shiang Fa Lin ... Ai Qin's Father
Qin Rong Lin Qin Rong Lin ... Ai Qin's Brother
Ping Chen Ping Chen ... Snakehead in China / UK
Marc Hoeferlin Marc Hoeferlin ... People Smuggler in Calais
David Bryan ... People Smuggler in Calais (as Dave Bryan)
Jiannan Tian Jiannan Tian ... Smuggled Chinese Immigrant
Xiang Li ... Smuggled Chinese Immigrant
Shu Ping Wang Shu Ping Wang ... Snakehead in UK
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Storyline

A young girl, Ai Qin, pays $25,000 to be smuggled into the UK in order to support her family back in China. She is forced to live with eleven other Chinese in a small house in Thetford, Norfolk, working in factories and fields preparing food. The film was inspired by the Morecambe Bay tragedy of 2004, when a gang of Chinese cockle-pickers found themselves trapped tide coming in. Written by Michelet Carsrud

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Morecambe Bay, February 5th 2004, 23 lives, 23 souls

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantasmas See more »

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1.78 : 1
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if you like this film read - NOT ON THE LABEL
15 January 2007 | by stevolution666See all my reviews

i saw this very recently and i implore everyone to see it.

this film is brilliant in it's illustration of the lives of people forced to take desperate measures.

the need for money being at the heart of the story, and money having no heart being part of the problem.

one question it raises is responsibility, and you can't help but think governments across the world must change the

economic and subsequent social situations that require these pyramids of suffering to occur.

i particularly enjoyed the depiction of English racists, very life-like disgusting ignorant and often ugly.

the greed greasing the wheels of exploitation on every level was thought provoking.

in all an absolute masterpiece


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