Gespenster (2005)

Director:Christian Petzold Screenplay by:Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki  Music by:Stefan Will, Marco Dreckkötter Cinematography:Hans Fromm  Edited by:Bettina Böhler Running time:85 min Country:Germany Language:German, French Genre:Drama  Subtitle:English  Starring: Nina: Julia Hummer, Toni: Sabine Timoteo, Françoise: Marianne Basler
Pierre: Aurélien Recoing
, Oliver: Benno Fürmann, Kai: Anna Schudt







Berlin International Film Festival 2005

Golden Berlin Bear
Christian Petzold 

German Film Critics Association Awards 2006

German Film Critics Award
Best Film (Bester Spielfilm)
Christian Petzold 

New Faces Awards, Germany 2006

New Faces Award
Julia Hummer 

Schwerin Art of Film Festival 2005

"Findling" Award
Christian Petzold 

Undine Awards, Austria 2006

Undine Award
Best Young Actress - Film (Beste jugendliche Hauptdarstellerin in einem Kinospielfilm)
Julia Hummer 

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...

Gespenster is a 2005 German film directed by Christian Petzold. Petzold also cowrote the screenplay with Harun Farocki. The film was presented at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival, where it was officially entered into competition.

The film portrays a day, a night and the following day in the life of a teenage orphan, Nina, who lives in a group home. Nina is shy, introverted and lives only in the past, which she tries to fabricate in her diary. She meets Toni, a young woman living on the street who is her exact opposite: she concerns herself only with surviving the present moment.