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The Insatiable Moon (2010)

When Arthur, self-proclaimed son of God, sets off on a mission to find the Queen of Heaven, his world changes.

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3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Arthur
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Margaret
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Norm
Greg Johnson ...
Bob
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John
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Kevin
Sophie Hakaraia ...
Karen
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Penny
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Wal
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Pete
Robert McCulley ...
Sandy (as Rob McCulley)
Jimmy Vraniqi ...
Morrie
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Taffy
Andrea Kelland ...
Bridget
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Roger
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When Arthur, self-proclaimed son of God, sets off on a mission to find the Queen of Heaven, his world changes.

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Sometimes you have to let go and see where you end up

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4 March 2011 (UK)  »

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NZD 980,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Kevin: What do you think of him?
Norm: Aaah... Arthur is either the second son of God or he's as mad as a chook... and he might be a bit of both. But he's a very good man.
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[prior to opening credits] Inspired by Arthur of Ponsoby. See more »

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Life Has Just Begun
Written by samRB
Performed by samRB and Andrew Buckton
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A universal story
13 September 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Incredible as it may seem, funding from the very people who should have been supporting this brilliant New Zealand film (from a book by established, best-selling author, Mike Riddell), was not forthcoming but the production team fought for it and their faith has been amply rewarded.

They may not want to thumb their noses at the short-sighted New Zealand Film Commission who ignored them but I'm quite happy to do so ! The Insatiable Moon is an award winner and you missed being part of it. Shame on you.

But if there is a message in this movie it is just that - we don't see the value, the insight and beauty of people who have been labelled mentally ill. We don't see them as people at all but as a problem, preferably ignored, certainly underfunded, usually scorned.

Arthur is convinced he's the second son of God and during the course of the movie, the audience moves from the easy, dismissive laughter at such a claim, to the idea that he just might be right.

Although a New Zealand film - and one of an increasing number of top quality productions from this country - the story will resonate in any society.

In every community there are those whose inability to cope with lifes's mental strains has relegated them to the background, even the scrapheap. But this movie shows that if we have the courage to think outside the square, with insight and perception, we will surely hear and see great truths.

A moving, beautiful, happy film with a message for everyone. Don't be like the New Zealand Film Commission and turn your back on something potentially wonderful. The forgotten people are forgotten no more thanks to The Insatiable Moon. Bravo.


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