For a long time, a little ghost had been living in the attic of a castle. Its greatest wish was to see the world by the light of day, but its attempts were all in vain.
But then, three children, Karl, Hannes and Marie, go on a nighttime hike to the castle where they encounter the little ghost. The following day, the little ghost promptly wakes up at noon.
Its joy is short-lived, however. Tinted black by the first sunbeam, the little ghost scares the townsfolk and causes all kinds of chaos. In despair, the little ghost turns to the children for help in trying to get home and return to the former existence as a night ghost.
It is a lot of fun to see German stars like Uwe Ochsenknecht oder Herbert Knaup dubbed into Swiss German. Nadja Sieger is brillant as the Swiss German voice of the little ghost, whereas Emil Steinberger is rather negligable as the voice of an owl ("Uhu Shuhu").
From a grown-up's perspective, the animation of the little ghost is not as good as what we have learned to expect from its American Idols (e.g. "Casper"). Nevertheless, kids will have no problem identifying with this extremely sympathetic character. The instrumental score by Niki Reiser accompanies the story in a lovely way.
Watching the adaption of a children’s book classic by Ottfried Preussler ("Krabat") is a treat from beginning to end. Never too dark, but always funny and charming. Bring your small kids!
Coming to Swiss theaters on September 26, 2013
Hi can you tell me what town this movie was filmed in? Thanks
Hi Matt! The movie was actually filmed on Schloss Wernigerode in Germany: http://www.burgerbe.de/2013/04/27/das-kleine-gespenst-spukt-auf-schloss-wernigerode
Watching this movie now. Very cute film. Love the town it’s filmed in. Would love to visit it. Great family film. I’m older and alone and I love it, lol.
Very nice movie. My 5 years old son has seen the movie about 10 times in two weeks. I think it’s a very well filmed movie, with a good message. I strongly recommend the movie if you have kids. I want to visit the town, it looks like a very nice town.