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Hui Buh - The Goofy Ghost (Hui Buh - Das Schlossgespenst)

Hui Buh - The Goofy Ghost
Scene from "Hui Buh" (photo © Rat Pack Film)

For more than 30 years, the highly entertaining exploits of Hui Buh - The Goofy Ghost have delighted entire German families. Over 25 million copies of books, records, cassettes and audio books have been sold so far, making it Germany’s best-selling title ever for children.

Equipped with his treasured Haunting License, the goofy ghost Hui Buh has been haunting the halls of Castle Burgeck for over 500 years. The poor ghost is really anything but scary. It’s only now, in 1899, that he’s given the chance to prove his ghostly skills...

King Julius the 111th has come to the ancient castle to prepare a huge party for his soon-to-be fiancée, the Countess Leonora, who, it turns out, has secretly hatched a diabolical plan to steal all the King’s wealth.

Hui Buh’s attempts to terrorize the intruders fall completely flat, and even worse, the King succeeds in ridding the castle’s ancient halls of the comical but troublesome spook by burning his precious Haunting License. It’s only after King Julius discovers that he’s broke and that he needs Hui Buh’s help that the two decide to pool their questionable talents to regain their realms.


Sebastian Niemann has a number of feature films and TV movies to his credit, including: Seven Days to Live (Du lebst noch 7 Tage, 2000), The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (Das Jesus Video, 2002), Verfolger (1994), Hui Buh (2006), and Killing is My Business, Honey (Mord ist mein Geschaeft, Liebling, 2008).
Genre Fantasy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Sebastian Niemann
Screenplay Sebastian Niemann, Dirk Ahner
Cinematography Gerhard Schirlo
Moune Barius
Egon Riedel
Matthias Muesse
Cast Michael Bully Herbig, Christoph Maria Herbst, Heike Makatsch, Ellenie Salvo González, Nick Brimble, Hans Clarin, Rick Kavanian
Producer Christian Becker
Production Company Rat Pack Filmproduktion, in co-production with German Filmproduction GFP/Berlin
Length 103 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Shanghai 2007
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BayerischerBankenFonds
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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