For some images of Kolmanskop, go here.
Alternatively, going to Namibia will give you some better views. The sand is
eating away at Kolmanskop, has been since construction; eventually, it will
win, but for now, if you want to experience a real-life place of ghosts, this is
where you should head for. When I last went there, the chocolate cake in the cafe
would have made the trip worthwhile on its own.
Robert Burke - Dust Devil
Chelsea Field - Wendy Robinson
Zakes Mokae - Ben Mukorob
DIRECTOR (and writer)
Set largely in the Namib desert (Kolmanskop offering a wonderful location - both
atmospheric and slightly disturbing) it
combines the story of a demon which possesses human beings who have lost the
reason to live, killing them in a ritualistic fashion; an abused wife (Chelsea Field) fleeing her husband
and heading for the sea, her
husband's search for her, and the search of a police officer (Zakes Mokae)
haunted by the death of his son, for
the perpetrator of a gruesome ritual murder.
The plots gradually weave together towards
an increasingly nerve-wracking finale. The 'Final Cut' version, which is 30
minutes longer than the film which most viewers originally saw, is supposed to
better weave together the overall plot, but the film itself is worth watching
more for the location than the dialogue (poor) and storyline (derivative and
for an Amazon link to the 'Final Cut' version.