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A Ghost Story (2017)

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In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

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David Lowery

Writer:

David Lowery
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Affleck ... C
Rooney Mara ... M
McColm Cephas Jr. ... Little Boy
Kenneisha Thompson ... Doctor
Grover Coulson ... Man in Wheelchair
Liz Cardenas ... Linda (as Liz Cardenas Franke)
Barlow Jacobs ... Gentleman Caller
Richard Krause ... Mover
Dagger Salazar Dagger Salazar ... Mover
Sonia Acevedo Sonia Acevedo ... Maria
Carlos Bermudez Carlos Bermudez ... Carlos
Yasmina Gutierrez Yasmina Gutierrez ... Yasmina
Kimberly Fiddes Kimberly Fiddes ... Making Out
Daniel Escudero Daniel Escudero ... Making Out
Kesha ... Spirit Girl (as Kesha Sebert)
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Storyline

Resonating with vibrant memories and silent echoes of a shared life, the old house is somehow connected to "C", a sensitive composer who is hesitant of leaving it, while his loving wife "M", on the other hand, is keen on moving out, having an indecipherable but grim premonition of danger. Sadly, disaster soon strikes, and C's untethered spectre which detaches from the lifeless body, rises from the mortician's table, and in a swift decision, decides to linger in this dimension to faithfully follow the grieving M back to the old house. As silent as a shadow and as invisible as the air, C's unappeasable phantom observes M's denial and depression gradually turn to acceptance and even hope, as time unravels, moving forward through the decades. In this earth, man struggles to leave his legacy behind. Is this the way to immortality? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's all about time.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief language and a disturbing image | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 July 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ghost Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Irving, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$104,030, 9 July 2017

Gross USA:

$1,596,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,951,683
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David Lowery wrote the film as a reaction to the 2015 New Yorker article The Really Big One by Kathryn Schulz. The article discusses potential natural disasters that could destroy humanity much in the same vein as the monologue given by the Prognosticator in the middle of the dance party who predicts that humanity as a whole is doomed. See more »

Goofs

When Casey Affleck is singing, the audio/video don't match up. See more »

Quotes

Prognosticator: We build our legacy piece by piece and maybe the whole world will remember you or maybe just a couple of people, but you do what you can to make sure you're still around after you're gone.
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Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: 2017 Movie Catch-up: Part 2 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, op. 125
(uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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deep, touching, weird and different
5 May 2019 | by onlyforsteamuseSee all my reviews

The movie starts slow, it can feel it's too slow, but EVERYTHING in this movie has a meaning.

the movie has an "home movie" vibe to it, even though it got shot digitally. the director made it 4:3 and kept the colors down to a minimum, which was perfect for the movie.

personally i think this movie is for people who like to watch a movie and keep on thinking of it weeks or even months later, and for open minde people, because it shows how the director thinks of life and romance/relationships.

the movie can feel a bit slow at the start (the first 40-50mins of it) but after watching the whole movie you will (hopefully) understand why.


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