The family entertainment feature THE LITTLE GHOST is based on the international best-selling children’s book by Otfried Preussler, which was translated into more than 31 languages.
The Little Ghost (CGI character) 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 Sophie 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.
They find out that every ghost follows its own designated clock. Since during the yearly inspection, the town-hall clock was accidentally set wrong by exactly twelve hours, the Little Ghost has been forced to wake up during the day. Karl gets the clockmaker to set the clock right again and at last, the Little Ghost can return home.

  • Director

    Alain Gsponer

  • Version

    German (OV)
    with English subtitles
    English dub available

  • Produced by

    Uli Putz, Jakob Claussen
    (Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion GmbH)

  • Cast

    Uwe Ochsenknecht, Herbert Knaup, Aykut Kayacik, Bettina Stucky, Stefan Merki, Aljosha Stadelmann

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  • Running Time

    92 min.

  • Release

    November 7, 2013

  • Festivals

    Schlingel Internationales Filmfestival 2013 | Gijón International Film Festival 2013 | Tumbleweed Film Festival (USA) | German Filmweek (Australia) | FPO Hong Kong Int’l Children’s Film Carnival

  • Awards

    Audience Award (Schlingel Internationales Flimfestival) | "Enfants Terribles | Award for Best Feature Film (under 13 years old category) Gijón

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  • Status


credits not contractual