Ghosts (2006)

Ghosts
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Crime, Adaptation, Foreign, Urban
Keywords immigration, mafia, tragedy, workplace
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ai Qin Lin Actor Ai Qin 1 1000001
Zhan Yu Actor Mr Lin 1 1000002
Zhe Wei Actor n/a 1 1000003
Man Qin Wei Actor n/a 1 1000004
Yong Zhai Actor n/a 1 1000005
Devi Zhu Actor n/a 1 1000006
Shaun Gallagher Actor n/a 1 1000007
Nick Broomfield Director n/a 2 2000001
Nick Broomfield Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jez Lewis Producer n/a 3 3000002
Charles Finch Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Rob Cannan Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Tom Pearson Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Nick Broomfield Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jez Lewis Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Hsiao-hung Pai Story By n/a 120779 4000003
Mark Wolf Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Marcel Zyskind Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Peter Christelis Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Bryan Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Malcolm Hirst Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Danny Hambrook Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Synopsis
Ai Qin, a young Chinese girl from Fujian, borrows $25,000 to pay the Snakehead gang to smuggle her into the UK so she can support her son and family back in China. Once in the UK, she becomes another one of three million migrant workers that are the bedrock of its food supply chain, construction and hospitality industries. She lives with fifteen other Chinese in a two-bedroom suburban house. With an illegally forged work permit, she prepares food for British supermarkets. In their search for better paying jobs to repay their debts, they end up cockling in Morecambe Bay at night. On February 5th 2004, twenty-three Chinese drowned in Morecambe. Their families in China are still paying off their debts.