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Canterville Ghost, The

Original title: Gespenst von Canterville, Das
German title: Gespenst von Canterville, Das
Germany, 2004

Director: Kleefeld, Isabel
Production company: Roxy Film GmbH & Co. KG
Co-producers: Schesch Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG, SAT 1 TV
Age recommendation: 7 years and up

The Brenner family spends their holidays in a Scottish castle. They have no idea of the restless ghost with whom they share their holiday home ...

Longer version:
Actually, they are a perfectly normal family, or at least that’s what 10-year-old Paul Brenner
thinks: His father Jochen is an architect and married to his job, his mother Mona can’t cope
with his unpleasantly pubescent sister Nele, and he is a perfectly normal scaredy-cat, like so many other children of his age. His mother has a different opinion and wants to take him to a therapist.

When Paul’s father finds out about this, he has a fit of rage and then suggests a family holiday. The journey takes them to the wilds of Scotland, to Canterville Castle. McQuarrie, the castle owner, is overjoyed to welcome guests at last, and eager to carry out some secret negotiations with Jochen Brenner about the sale of his huge property. But the two of them haven’t reckoned with one thing, or rather with one person: Sir Simon the ghost, who has been haunting the castle for centuries.

When scaredy-cat Paul befriends Sir Simon and struggles bravely for the spirit’s release, the holiday begins to develop its therapeutic effect – not only for Paul, but for all those involved.

Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2005, Hof 2006, Leeds 2006 (awarded)

World sales address/es:
Seven One International (D)