Ghost Dance

Ghost Dance (1983)

  • Genre: Documentary, Drama
  • Release Date: 1983-12-15
  • User Rating: 5.4/10 from 7 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Channel 4 Television
  • Production Country: Germany, United Kingdom
  • Director: Ken McMullen
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Through the experiences of two women in Paris and London, Ghost Dance offers an analysis of the complexity of our conceptions of ghosts, memory and the past. The film focuses on the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, who observes, 'I think cinema, when it's not boring, is the art of letting ghosts come back.' He also says that 'memory is the past that has never had the form of the present.'

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  • Pascale Ogier

    as Pascale
  • Leonie Mellinger

    as Marianne
  • Jacques Derrida

    as Himself
  • Stuart Brisley

    as Action on Water
  • Robbie Coltrane

    as George
  • Dominique Pinon

    as Salesman/Guide
  • Barbara Coles

    as of Woman
  • Archie Pool

    as of Myths
  • Ken McMullen

    as of Man
  • Michael Mellinger

    as of Marianne's Daydream
Camera Peter Harvey Director of Photography
Production Alan Fountain Executive Producer
Production Ken McMullen Producer
Directing Ken McMullen Director
Production Eckart Stein Executive Producer
Sound David Cunningham Music