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Ghosted (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama , Mystery | 31 July 2009 (USA)
Still grieving and off balance due to the death of her love, a German lesbian artist discovers she has attracted a mysterious, but sexy Taiwanese journalist.

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Monika Treut

Writers:

Astrid Ströher (screenplay), Monika Treut (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Inga Busch Inga Busch ... Sophie Schmitt
Huan-Ru Ke ... Ai-ling Chen
Ting Ting Hu ... Mei Li (as Ting-Ting Hu)
Jana Schulz Jana Schulz ... Katrin Bendersen
Marek Harloff Marek Harloff ... Leon
Jack Kao ... Chen Fu
Yi-Ching Lu ... Ya-ching
Kevin Shih Hung Chen Kevin Shih Hung Chen ... Patrick (as Kevin Chen)
Nick Dong-Sik ... Herr Lee
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A mysterious love story between Hamburg and Taipeh. The unsolved murder of her young Taiwanese lover Ai-ling leaves the Hamburg artist Sophie Schmitt completely disoriented. She dedicates a video-installation to her and shows it in Taipei. During the opening she is approached by a mysterious journalist. Sophie is fascinated at first glance by Mei-li, the young journalist. Mei-li takes her to visit the famous Taipei night markets and tries to seduce the artist. Sophie, still mourning her lost lover, rejects Mei-li and returns immediately to Hamburg. Shortly afterwords Mei-li shows up on her doorstep, unannounced. Sophie takes her in and finally falls for her. But soon she realizes that her new lover is secretly investigating Ai-ling's death. Strange happenings occur, sudden flashes of recollection come and go, and then Sophie finds out that there is no Mei-Li working for a Taiwanese newspaper and that no one by that name ever entered Germany. Who is the mysterious Taiwanese woman? Written by Hyena Films

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Taglines:

Three Women. Two Cultures. One Love.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Taiwan | Germany

Language:

English | German | Mandarin

Release Date:

31 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ai-mei See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$980, 2 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,716, 28 August 2009
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Hyena Films,Chi & Company,3Sat See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Schütze mich
Music and Lyrics by Annette Humpe
Performed by Ich + Ich
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A wonderful mystery, where East meets West.
7 March 2010 | by ketch11-22See all my reviews

Ghosted is a mystery set in Hamburg and Taipeh, surrounding the mysterious death of a Taiwanese woman named Ai-ling Chen, in which her German lover, Sophie Schmitt, is grieving over.

The mystery is set during the Ghost Month, celebrated in Taiwan. There is a belief that during the 7th month of the year, ghosts gain access to the the world of the living. On the 15th day of the month, the Ghost Festival is held, representing the connection between the living and the dead. Offerings and rituals are performed to appease the wandering souls or to guide them back to where they belong, like offering food and burning money.

Sophie is an artist who falls in love with Ai-Ling, who had moved to Hamburg to gain more information about her father. One day, Ai-ling mysteriously dies. Sophie creates an art installation dedicated to Ai-ling. At her exhibit opening in Taiwan, she meets a Taiwanese journalist, who wants to interview her. Sophie tells her that she does not do interviews; however, she's persistent and soon shows up in Hamburg. As the story unfolds, not everything is as it seems.

This is a wonderful mystery. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed it, I wish there were more twists and turns, with a shocking ending.


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