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The Afghan (2002)

Moonlight (original title)
Not Rated | | Thriller | 31 October 2002 (Netherlands)
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A bored teen piano prodigy has her life turned upside down one day when she learns her parents are divorcing. After a horrible accident that drives her to run away, Claire befriends a young... See full summary »

Director:

Paula van der Oest
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

A bored teen piano prodigy has her life turned upside down one day when she learns her parents are divorcing. After a horrible accident that drives her to run away, Claire befriends a young refugee from war torn Afghanistan. As the two of them dream of being renegade outlaws, his hidden truth starts to come out as Claire discovers he is a drug courier and the mobsters he ripped off want their drugs back leading the two on a harrowing journey. Written by Emjay Rechsteiner

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Bonnie & Clyde have got nothing on them.

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Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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This film was re-released in 2016 under the name "The Afghan." See more »

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Badly written and directed movie
8 June 2017 | by metta1See all my reviews

I totally agree with the 2005 review by the man from England. There were so many holes in this plot, if it even had one, I fast forwarded through the violence at the end as it seemed the most senseless thing in the whole movie. The men who were looking for the boy to get their drugs out of him "literally" seemed no different from the one who simply shot him and walked away in the opening scene! I am surprised he lived as long as he did with a teenager treating his bullet wound with a bandage! (and then he was running around!?)


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Country:

Netherlands | UK | Luxembourg | Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 October 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,275,500 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,126, 21 May 2006

Gross USA:

$51,570

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,570
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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