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Island of the Hungry Ghosts

7.0 / 24 votes

UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 11th January 2019

Estimated UK DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date

April-July 2019
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Contains upsetting scenes, references to suicide and self-harm. Suitable for 12 years and over.
Current Status:complete

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In 1 cinema on Saturday 12th January 2019 view the list. According to our cinema listings the last showing is on Thursday 21st February 2019.

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1 hour 38 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

Located off the coast of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is inhabited by migratory crabs travelling in their millions from the jungle towards the ocean, in a movement that has been provoked by the full moon for hundreds of thousands of years. Poh Lin Lee is a "trauma therapist" who lives with her family in this seemingly idyllic paradise. Every day, she talks with the asylum seekers held indefinitely in a high-security detention centre hidden in the island's core, attempting to support them in a situation that is as unbearable as its outcome is uncertain. As Poh Lin and her family explore the island's beautiful yet threatening landscape, the local islanders carry out their "hungry ghost" rituals for the spirits of those who died on the island without a burial. They make offerings to appease the lost souls who are said to be wandering the jungles at night looking for home. In the intimacy of her therapy sessions, as Poh Lin listens to the growing sense of.

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Island of the Hungry Ghosts Cast

Poh Lin Lee

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Last update was at 08:54 14th December 2018