The Insatiable Moon (2010)

 |  Drama  |  4 March 2011 (UK)
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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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Greg Johnson ...
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Jason Hoyte ...
Sophie Hakaraia ...
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Lee Tuson ...
Robert McCulley ...
Sandy (as Rob McCulley)
Jimmy Vraniqi ...
Grant McFarland ...
Andrea Kelland ...
Ray Woolf ...


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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Did You Know?


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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Crazy Credits

[prior to opening credits] Inspired by Arthur of Ponsoby. See more »


Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah
Music 'Cwm Rhondda' by John Hughes
Lyrics by William Williams (translated by Peter Williams)
Performed by Linn Lorkin
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Whimsical drama from New Zealand
8 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Something completely different from New Zealand; a cross between "One Flea Over The Cuckoo's Nest" and "Being There" although not as good as either of them but still watchable nonetheless.

Arthur(Rawiri Paratene) lives in a home for the mentally handicapped and he is convinced that he

is the second son of God. Those around him are not quite sure due to his uncanny intuitiveness. By the end of this imaginative film, the audience will also question the sanity of Arthur.

Rawiri Paratene gives a remarkable performance, one of my favorites this year along with Brendan

Gleeson in "The Guard" from Ireland.

The entire cast is very good and the story moves along, straddling the line between comedy and

drama. Writer Mark Riddell keeps us guessing to the end.

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