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Paul Bowles - Halbmond (1995)

Three short stories by the American expatriate, Paul Bowles, are brought to sinister life - 'Merkala Beach', 'Call at Corazon' and the haunting 'Allal'.

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Paul Bowles (Based on the short stories "The Story of Lahcen and Idir", "Call at Corazon" and "Allal"), Frieder Schlaich | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Samir Guesmi ... Lahcen (Episode 'Am Strand von Markala')
Khaled Ksouri Khaled Ksouri ... Idir (Episode 'Am Strand von Markala')
Sondos Belhassen Sondos Belhassen ... Mädchen (Episode 'Am Strand von Merkala')
Paul Bowles ... Erzähler
Veronica Quilligan ... Frau (Episode 'Zwischenhalt in Corazón')
Sam Cox Sam Cox ... Mann (Episode 'Zwischenhalt in Corazón')
Said Zakir Said Zakir ... Allal (Episode 'Allal')
Mohammed Belfquih Mohammed Belfquih ... Alter Mann (Episode 'Allal')
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Three short stories by the American expatriate, Paul Bowles, are brought to sinister life - 'Merkala Beach', 'Call at Corazon' and the haunting 'Allal'. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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f rated | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Kobras, Kif und andere Versuchungen

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Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

Arabic | English

Release Date:

16 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halfmoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Filmgalerie 451 See more »
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Dolby SR

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Color
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Referenced in The Making of Halfmoon (2006) See more »

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If you like exotic foreign films this may be for you?
13 July 2008 | by letitcomedownmangSee all my reviews

I just got done watching this. It has 3 short stories over about an hour and a half.

If you're a Paul Bowles fan then you will of course like renting this.

The DVD also contains interviews of Bowles' personal friends and helpers in life talking about him after his death. I enjoyed this as well. I think it was about 35-40 minutes or so.

The three stories are acted out very well. They do a good job in adapting the short stories he wrote onto the screen.

If you want to get a feel of life in Tangier, Morocco this will throw you right into the middle of life there. I liked it in the first story they're in a crummy place playing fooz ball and there's Terminator, Commando, and Rambo III posters hanging on the wall. This was neat to see as it helped me place a time setting to compare with what my life was like at that particular time period.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy! If you don't, don't blame me ; )


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