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The Little Ghost

The Little Ghost

Alternate Titles: Das Kleine Gespenst, s'chline Gspängst

Family | German | 92 minutes


ARRI Media International

Cast & Crew


Alain Gsponer


Uli Putz, Jakob Claussen


Martin Ritzenhoff


Jonas Holdenrieder, Emily Kusche, Nico Hartung, Herbert Knaup, Bettina Stucky, Uwe Ochsenknecht


The Little Ghost lives in the castle of Eulenstein. It awakens for precisely one hour after the clock strikes midnight. Despite the warnings of a friend, Mr. Tu-Whit Tu-Whoo, the ghost would like to see the world by daylight once.

Meanwhile, Karl, Hannes and Marie go on a nightly excursion to the castle, where they have their first encounter with the ghost.
The following day, the ghost wakes up at twelve o’clock – noontime. Its joy about this soon passes, as – discolored black by the first sunray – it scares the town’s inhabitants and causes a commotion. Chased by the police, the ghost asks the children for help.

The film is based on an international best-selling children’s book by Otfried Preußler, which was translated into more than 31 languages worldwide

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