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3.7 of 5 from 49 ratings
1h 34min
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Synopsis:
Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Documentary at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni's powerful feature is a hybrid of documentary, fiction and experimental film. Gathering together a group of survivors from the infamous Al-Moscobiya prison, Israel's main interrogation centre, Andoni asks them to recreate the physical space of the jail - a place he was also detained as a teenager. As they build, together they confront their experiences of incarceration and torture.
A boldly personal and uncompromisingly political work, 'Ghost Hunting' explores the ethics and meaning of re-enactment, questioning the complicity of both filmmaker and viewer in this provocative and cathartic experiment.
Actors:
, Mohammed Khattab, Wafa Mari, Atef Al-Akhras, , Wadee Hanani, Raed Andoni, Adnan Al-Hatab, Abdallah Moubarak, Anbar Ghannan, Raed Khattab, Mohammed Nimer, Mahmoud Abu Srour, Monther Jawabreh, Firas Nasr-Allah
Directors:
Raed Andoni
Producers:
Palmyre Badinier
Aka:
Istiyad Ashbah
Studio:
Second Run
Genres:
Documentary, Special Interest
Countries:
Palestine, Documentary, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/09/2020
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
Arabic
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Filmed interview with director Raed Andoni at the 2017 Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival
  • UK premiere release on DVD
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/09/2020
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
Arabic
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Filmed interview with director Raed Andoni at the 2017 Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival
  • UK premiere release on Blu-Ray

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Reviews (1) of Ghost Hunting

Superb idea brilliantly filmed - Ghost Hunting review by TE

Spoiler Alert
18/11/2020

A brave and innovative documentary which reconstructs the torture and interrogations suffered by Palestinian citizens at the hands of Israeli security forces.

The film builds in intensity from cautious and low-key beginnings. By the end the viewer feels complete empathy for the unjust and abusive treatment they suffered. And all the while there is the unstated awareness that these men are just a small sample, and that there are many others whose stories we will never hear.

An insightful, sobering, enlightening film.

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