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Ghosts is a 1987 Drama film released on 14th June; Elijah Moshinsky directed the film which stars Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, and Michael Gambon.


The publication of Ghosts in 1881 caused an uproar and almost ruined Ibsen. It was banned across Europe and sales of his plays plummeted. Its themes of moral degredation - out-of-wedlock children, venereal disease, incest, infidelity, and euthanasia - proved too shocking. The play remains shocking even for modern-day audiences. Captain Alving was a respected man in his community, and on the tenth anniversary of his death, Mrs Alving is preparing for the opening of an orphanage in his honor. This effort however, is really an attempt by Mrs Alving to mask her hidden disgust with Captain Alving who in reality was a cheating, immoral philanderer who bequethed a deadly legacy to his son Oswald.

Cast (5)

Judi Dench's profile Judi Dench
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Kenneth Branagh's profile Kenneth Branagh
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Michael Gambon's profile Michael Gambon
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Freddie Jones's profile Freddie Jones
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Natasha Richardson's profile Natasha Richardson
Age at Filming ≈ 23

Watch Ghosts (1987) online

Updated: 29th Jan 2024, 2:00pm

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Ghosts Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

40% 20-29
20% 40-49
40% 50-59

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

40% Female
60% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Ghosts FAQ

When was Ghosts released?

Ghosts was released on Sunday June 14th, 1987.