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Ghosted (2009)

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A woman who is mourning the love of her life falls into a relationship with a mysterious stranger in this psychological drama from director Monika Treut. Sophie (Inga Busch) is a German artist in her early forties who has been thrown in an emotional tailspin after the death of the woman she loved, Chen Ai-ling (Ke Huan-ru). Sophie has created a video installation in tribute to Ai-ling, and travels to Taiwan to present it at a gallery in Taipei, Ai-ling's hometown. After arriving in Taiwan, Sophie is approached by Wang Mei-li (Ting-Ting Hu), a reporter who asks for an interview. Sophie isn't interested at first, but Mei-li is persistent, and it soon becomes obvious she desires more than just a chat with Sophie. As Sophie begins thinking back on the details of her relationship with Ai-Ling, allowing us to see their story in flashbacks, she grows closer to Mei-li. But Sophie learns that Mei-li isn't actually a journalist even as she continues to do research on Ai-ling's life, and she begins to suspect that Ai-ling has an unusual secret. Ai-mei (aka Ghosted) was an official selection at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.

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Cast

Inga Busch
as Sophie Schmitt
Ting Ting Hu
as Mei-li Wang
Ting-Ting Hu
as Mei-li Wang
Jana Schulz
as Katrin Benderson
Jack Kao
as Chen Fu
Yi-Ching Lu
as Ya-Ching/Patrick's Mother
Sha-Liu
as Patrick's Father
Michael Varnhorn
as Gottfried Jaspers
Sean McCormack
as Mark Menton
Tzen-ping Su
as Mr. Hsie
Wen Nai
as Judy Chang
Hui-ju Li
as Young Taiwanese Girl
Huan-Ru Ke
as Ai-ling Chen
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Critic Reviews for Ghosted

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Clumsily written, mostly in English, with performances to match, the only real mystery surrounding Ghosted is how this soporific bore got made.

July 31, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

An elegant but unsatisfying drama of cross-cultural lesbian love triangles.

July 31, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Monika Treut (Female Misbehavior) has made a fruitful career out of documenting nonfiction gender studies and LGBT anthropology, but her attempt at exploring such issues in a narrative context is clunky to a fault.

July 30, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Lesbian and supernatural themes combined to less-than-stellar effect.

July 30, 2009

Flat visuals, flat script, flat performances: Ghosted is only mildly redeemed by the on-the-ground travelogue footage of Taipei and Hamburg, and I'm being generous.

July 30, 2009 | Full Review…

A compelling crime saga with supernatural overtones made all the more worthwhile by some spectacular Taipei locales and its celebration of Chinese culture.

August 4, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ghosted

½

A lesbian drama set in Taiwan. What can I say about it? Nothing. I was bored to death.

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