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The Insatiable Moon (2010)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Arthur
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Margaret
Ian Mune ...
Norm
Greg Johnson ...
Bob
Mick Innes ...
John
Jason Hoyte ...
Kevin
Sophie Hakaraia ...
Karen
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Penny
Don Linden ...
Wal
Lee Tuson ...
Pete
Robert McCulley ...
Sandy (as Rob McCulley)
Jimmy Vraniqi ...
Morrie
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Taffy
Andrea Kelland ...
Bridget
Ray Woolf ...
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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NZD 980,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Arthur: Listen,I think I know how.
Margaret: How to what?
Arthur: Save the house.
Margaret: What does it need to be saved from? Bora?
Arthur: They want to close it down.
Margaret: Who's 'they'?
Arthur: People with shiny shoes.
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[prior to opening credits] Inspired by Arthur of Ponsoby. See more »

Soundtracks

A Full Moon Melody
Written by Miller Christensen-Yule
Performed by Miller Christensen-Yule and Gala Harwood
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Rebuttal of "submissive_element"'s review
6 October 2011 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Review quote: "No I haven't watched the movie yet. The only thing I know about it is the synopsis and the "highly suspicious" reviews about it..." Etc. etc.

I'm an ex professional movie reviewer from the UK now living in the Czech Republic, "submissive_element"'s negative and highly suspicious 'review' suggesting all reviews are a bias from people who worked on the movie or were cast members is complete and utter twaddle.

If you aren't moved by this massively unexpected piece of brilliance, then you're probably dead. For the reviewer in question to say he hasn't even seen the film but suggest it is suspicious is, for my money, simply bad manners. The characters, story, social issues and tribulations contained therein conjour something completely unexpected and magical.

Example: A scene at a paedophiles funeral - with an open floor - where the deceased's friends and the mother of the molested suicide victims speak of the deceased will shock you and stun you for both its raw shock factor, humanity and yet balanced love, and this is not even close to being one of the most thought provoking, endearing scenes in the film.

It's hard to know what to make of the movie, but this isn't a low budget Kiwi flick, it's a huge movie that does more on so many levels than most of the worldwide celluloid output of the past few years. It may have a lower budget than many films, but I've seen movies with a lot more money pumped in to them that don't yield a fraction of the response it raised in me.

To not try and track it down is your loss. I hope "Submissive Element" is reading this review, and does so accordingly.


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