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Moonlight (2002)

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Claire lives with her wealthy adopted parents in a luxurious and isolated house in the woods. She discovers a wounded and bleeding boy her age in her family's garden shed. The boy is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Paula van der Oest

Writer:

Carel Donck
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hunter Bussemaker Hunter Bussemaker ... Boy
Franck Sasonoff Franck Sasonoff ... Escort
Andrew Howard ... Gang Leader
David Bustard David Bustard ... Gang Member 1
Elvir Sabanovic Elvir Sabanovic ... Gang Member 2
Laurien Van den Broeck Laurien Van den Broeck ... Claire
Johan Leysen ... Father
Stephen Tate Stephen Tate ... Patient
Quick Quick ... Jonas the Dog
Jemma Redgrave ... Mother
Sarah Markianidis Sarah Markianidis ... Girl Student
Emma Drews Emma Drews ... Daphne
Valerie Scott Valerie Scott ... Teacher
Aurélie Petrini Aurélie Petrini ... Handicapped Girl
Janine Horsburgh Janine Horsburgh ... Nun 1
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Claire lives with her wealthy adopted parents in a luxurious and isolated house in the woods. She discovers a wounded and bleeding boy her age in her family's garden shed. The boy is a young drug courier from Afghanistan; shot and wounded after serving his purpose as human packing material. Claire decides to keep the boy a secret. He slowly recovers under her care; and they fall in love. When the drug dealers return and Claire's family is due to move back to the city; they decide to flee; though Claire finds it difficult to outrun her past as an abandoned child. Written by anonymous

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Country:

Netherlands | UK | Luxembourg | Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 October 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Les proies See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Unnecessary Excrement and Urine
4 June 2007 | by KashmirgreySee all my reviews

If there was a message the director of "Moonlight" was trying to put across, I missed it. However, one thing is certain, I got my fill of two kids' bathroom habits (or lack thereof.) We are not told why a young 13-year old girl, who is obviously loved by her parents and well-taken care of, decides to secretly harbor a young boy who has been shot once in the leg and once in the abdomen. Why she doesn't tell her parents remains a mystery. Of course, how she determined the boy's wounds were a result of being shot is even a more perplexing mystery. He doesn't speak English (or any other language in which she is apparently fluent.) This film begins with a very absorbing plot, but unfortunately the birds ate all its breadcrumbs, and inevitably along with its viewers, the film becomes fatally lost.


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