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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 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
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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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An Amazing Audio and Visual Experience
7 October 2004 | by (Glendale, CA) – See all my reviews

I first read about this film because I am a fan of the group Dead Can Dance.

They did the soundtrack music for this film, but they never released it as a soundtrack on CD. I searched far and wide for this film, even when a review here said it was not available on VHS or any other format besides an original 35mm print. But, fortunately, that information was wrong. This film IS AVAILABLE on VHS in the United States. It was manufactured and distributed by Award Films International and was released in 1996. I just got one of the last copies available from an online video store I found. I also managed to track it down on a site called http://www.mircscripts.com for the reasonable price of $35 (I payed $60 for my copy). It is under the name "Moon Child" and not it's Spanish name. It is in Spanish with English subtitles and is in American NTSC format. The film is great, but the rare soundtrack alone is worth buying if you are a fan of Dead Can Dance. I know that there are probably other DCD fans trying to track this down, so I wanted to give them hope. You can find this VHS!! If it's not available at the aforementioned site, just go to any search engine and search for "Award Films International" and you should find a store that carries their entire catalog (including Moon Child).

Good Luck!


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