Ghosts (2007)

Ghosts

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Longtime documentary director Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer) eschews the format with which filmgoers generally associate him to tell this affecting tale of Chinese émigrés looking to earn a healthy, albeit illegal, living in the U.K. Ai Qin is a desperate mother from Fujian who is willing to pay the Snakehead gang 25,000 dollars to smuggle her into the U.K. Once there, Ai Qin plans to send the majority of the money back to China order to support … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Nick Broomfield, Jez Lewis
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as Farm Minibus Driver

as Police Officer

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Critic Reviews for Ghosts

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

Worth seeing, not just for its message, but also for the intriguing way it uses documentary tools to tell a true story.

Full Review… | November 24, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Veteran documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield makes an impressive leap to features with Ghosts.

January 27, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It has its weak points as drama - some stilted acting, especially - but when the topic itself is so in need of exposure, much can be forgiven in favour of the film's social and political importance. And important it certainly is.

Full Review… | January 12, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Extremely compelling.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Cinematical

Finely balanced and well-argued, this is a work, which like its protagonist Ai Qin, has a quiet strength.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Ghosts

½

Nick Broomfield's documentary experience allowed this film and it's portrayal of the events of the deaths of Chinese Imigrant workers at Morecambe Bay, England.

The film takes you through the illegal imigration process up until the night of the tragic deaths. The film is not only very realistic, but it's cast is mainly made up of people who have been in similar situations, which certainly adds to the authentic feel.

In addition on the special features, you will find a very interesting 'Making of' section.

76Majikat
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

½

An interesting insight into the story behind the death of Chinese cockle pickers caught up in the perilous tide of Morecambe Bay and the life of illegal immigrants working in Britain.

RossCollinsUK
Ross Collins

Super Reviewer

½

Such a heart-wrenching film. Touched me deeply. All these years that I spent traveling around only makes me appreciate my life even more.

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