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El niño de la luna (1989)

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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Agustí Villaronga
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maribel Martín ... Victoria
Lisa Gerrard ... Georgina
Enrique Saldana Enrique Saldana ... David
Lucia Bosé ... Directora
David Sust ... Edgar
Mary Carrillo ... Anciana carbonera
Günter Meisner ... Abuelo militar (as Günter Meissner)
Heidi Ben Amar Heidi Ben Amar ... Mid-e-mid
Lydia Azzopardi Lydia Azzopardi ... Abuela mora
Jack Birkett Jack Birkett ... Inválido
Lluís Homar ... Hombre 1.º cabaña
Albert Dueso Albert Dueso ... Hombre 2.º cabaña
Joaquim Cardona Joaquim Cardona ... Director Orfanato (as Joaquín Cardona)
Lydia Zimmermann Lydia Zimmermann ... Cuidadora Centro
Ramon Colomina 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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Country:

Spain

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Spanish

Release Date:

2 April 1992 (Japan) See more »

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Moon Child See more »

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Fantastic movie between dream and nightmare
17 January 2001 | by a-cinema-historySee all my reviews

Fantastic movie, in all meanings of the term, where a child with occult powers is compelled to accomplish a mission which will bring him to the heart of Africa. This movie has many strengths, in particular the beauty of its cinematography with beautiful shots, which come back to your mind long after you've seen the film, very good acting from child actor E. Saldana, and a smart plot where rational explanations can be found to supernatural developments (a bit as H. James' Turn of the screw).


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