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Ghosts from the Past

Ex convict Viggo, digging in his past to clean up his life, is confronted with his sisters. Together they reveal secrets from their incestuous family past.In his prison cell Viggo is asking himself how it was possible to transform from a sensitive boy into a hardened criminal. He decides to give up his criminal life and starts looking into his past to avoid the same mistakes he made before. Viggo realises himself that the damage done in his family when he was a youngster could threaten his life once more.Taking his sisters with him in his odyssey, they are confronted with painful memories of their past and they start digging up the secrets of their incestuous past and dominant father.

  • walther grotenhuis
    Enjoy your meal!/Smakelijk Eten!
  • cinta forger
  • walther grotenhuis
  • annemiek van der hell
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Spoken van Viggo
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    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 16, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    150 EUR
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  • IDFA
    November 20, 2014
    international premiere
    nomination best Dutch doc
Director Biography - walther grotenhuis, cinta forger

Cinta Forger and Walther Grotenhuis have been working for almost 40 years as documentarymakers for Dutch Public TV. It is their ambition to get to know extraordinary worlds and introducing these to the public.
They filmed in all continents and their work has been selected for dozens of festivals. And were awarded a Golden Panda in China, nominated for the Golden Rose and IDFA, and their work was shown in more than 50 countries.

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Director Statement

Director's statement
Statement of the main character: “I don’t want to be who I’ve become – I want to be who I was. But who was I ?"
It is said that who doesn’t remember his past, is doomed to repeat it. Viggo’s life story raises questions on the chances one has to shrug off the shadows of the past. The big question for us as directors was: how detrimental is the way a human being is brought up to his future life? Is it possible to turn oneself inside out building a new start?