MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,104 this week

One Night the Moon (2001)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 255 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 16 critic

Based on the true story of a young girl who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 29 Jul 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 20 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 23 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: One Night the Moon (2001)

One Night the Moon (2001) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of One Night the Moon.
10 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Tracker (2002)
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer
Stars: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Sen
Stars: Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt, Jenna Lee Connors
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An intimate portrait of Paul Kelly, Australia's foremost singer-songwriter.

Director: Ian Darling
Stars: Paul Kelly, Michael Barclay, Kasey Chambers
Lantana (2001)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

Director: Ray Lawrence
Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey
Road to Nhill (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

One of three cars carrying lady bowls players is overdue. Unsure about which car, who the occupants might have been, or what might have happened to them, the locals embark on a chaotic ... See full summary »

Director: Sue Brooks
Stars: Tony Barry, Vikki Blanche, Paul Chubb
Sebastiane (1976)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

300 A.D. : the Roman Sebastianus is exiled to a remote outpost populated exclusively by men. Weakened by their desires, these men turn to homosexual activities to satisfy their needs. ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Humfress, Derek Jarman
Stars: Barney James, Neil Kennedy, Leonardo Treviglio
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Director: Carol Morley
Stars: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his ... See full summary »

Director: Yahoo Serious
Stars: Yahoo Serious, Odile Le Clezio, John Howard
The Gods of Wheat Street (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Head of the family before his time, Odin Freeburn is being pulled in all directions. Can he let go of his past in time to save the future?

Stars: Kelton Pell, Lisa Flanagan, Shari Sebbens
Radiance (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins
Stars: Rachel Maza, Deborah Mailman, Patricia Morton-Thomas
StalkHer (2014)
Comedy | Romance | Thriller

Jack is pushed past the brink of his stalking obsession when he decides to break into Emily's home to take what he wants by force. However, his plans for her pain and his pleasure come ... See full summary »

Directors: Kaarin Fairfax, John Jarratt
Stars: John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax, Alan Finney
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Paul Kelly ...
Jim Ryan
...
Rose Ryan
Memphis Kelly ...
Emily Ryan
Kelton Pell ...
Albert Yang
Ruby Hunter ...
Albert's Wife
...
Sergeant
...
Allman
Edit

Storyline

The Australian Outback - 1932. Entranced by the moon, a young girl steps out of her bedroom window. When her parents check on her, she is gone. The police suggest aboriginal tracker Albert lead the search, but the father revolts - insisting - no black-fella is to set foot on my land. Instead, he gathers together as many white men as he can find, and conducts a line search across the desolate plains in search of the child. Albert watches helplessly as her every trace is stamped to dust. Sometime later, the daughter is still missing, and the mother makes a decision to take responsibility into her own hands, to reconcile the loss of her child. She goes to find Albert... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Musical Drama... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 November 2001 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Yhtenä yönä kuu nousi taivaalle  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Riley was the original choice for director. See more »

Soundtracks

Hunger
Written by Deirdre Hannan and Mairead Hannan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One word, "Brilliant"
7 May 2005 | by (somewhere in cyberspace) – See all my reviews

Let me get one thing straight before I start; I CANT STAND OPERA!!!!! BUT I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!! A lot of people have stated that this movie is done in an Operatic style, while this is true the music used is not operatic in form, it is an absolutely gorgeous mix of Folk and Country music.

Those outside of Australia and New Zealand who absolutely enjoyed the style of music in this movie should know that Paul Kelly is the best Folk Singer ever in Australian history, which is the main reason why he pulls off the lead role so well. And Kelton Pell who plays the Aboriginal Tracker sings country music in the same soulful style as other accomplished Aboriginal Country artists like Archie Roach. If many Americans think Keith Urban is the best Australian Country Music Artist they have heard they should listen to some Aboriginal Country music, it is so magical and moving that it blows artists like Urban away.

While a lot of people have made mention of how great the score of this movie is (and believe me it is brilliant) the visuals that accompany the score are just as beautiful and haunting.

Unfortunately this movie never got that much of a wide release and deserves so much more than the paltry handful of votes that it has got.

I own this movie on DVD and it has an excellent 5.1 mix with the best center channel mixing I have ever heard, Paul Kelly's and Kelton Pell's vocals seem to be booming out of the TV screen.

If you only hire or buy one Movie this year make it this one and if you find it hard to find don't give up searching for it you will be rewarded handsomely if you do.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss One Night the Moon (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?