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El niño de la luna (1989)

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Adopted by a treacherous semi-scientific cult where extraordinary mental powers are common, extraordinary 12-year-old David begins an archetypal journey across two continents to find his destiny as Child of the Moon.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maribel Martín ...
Victoria
Lisa Gerrard ...
Georgina
Enrique Saldana ...
David
Lucia Bosé ...
Directora
David Sust ...
Edgar
Mary Carrillo ...
Anciana carbonera
Günter Meisner ...
Abuelo militar
Heidi Ben Amar ...
Mid-e-mid
Lydia Azzopardi ...
Abuela mora
Jack Birkett ...
Inválido
...
Hombre 1 cabaña
Albert Dueso ...
Hombre 2 cabaña
Joaquim Cardona ...
Director Orfanato
Lydia Zimmermann ...
Cuidadora Centro
Ramon Colomina ...
Hombre Telekinesis (as Ramón Colominas)
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Since ancient times, a tribe on the African continent has been prophesying that a white boy will arrive to be their god: the Son of the Moon. David, a 12-year-old orphan who lives in Europe, learns about the prophecy and believes that he is the chosen child and that destiny must be fulfilled at any cost. Before David can fulfill his prophecy he must escape the heavily guarded scientific organization that has adopted him. David's strange behavior and the fact that he possesses extrasensory perception, has attracted the attention of an organization researching so-called "prodigious beings" in the occult tradition. David soon discovers that their goal is to channel the moon's energy into a child yet to be born, robbing him of his rightful place as the Son of the Moon. Two women, Victoria, a member of the center, and Georgina, the future mother of the supposed moonchild, will help David fulfill his destiny. After several attempts David manages to escape the center and undergoes a series ... Written by Jim Stark

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Mysterious trip into darkness
28 January 1999 | by (Boston, MA - USA) – See all my reviews

Beautifully shot film with one of the greatest soundtracks of the last ten years, composed by the mysterious Dead Can Dance. It's a pity they explicitly decided never to publish the soundtrack on CD. Also Lisa Gerrard from Dead Can Dance plays one of the main roles in the movie.

This is a magical story of an orphan confined in a claustrophobic, orwellian institution, somewhere in post-WWII Europe (it's never specified where). There they keep children from all over the world that show some form of telepathic skill to experiment with those powers. Our main character starts to discover, somehow, that he has a mission, that he's the carrier of a strange message…

Surrealistic, strange, "lynchian" at times, the movie flows at ease and keeps you on your toes from beginning to end. Stylish cinematography by Jaime Peracaula, solid screenplay and direction by the enigmatic Villaronga, and -once again- a soundtrack that would charm any fan of Dead Can Dance.

Highly recommendable if you have a chance to see it, specially since it was never published to video and there are no plans to ever release it in such format.

One of the strangest movies ever made in Spain.


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