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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
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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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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Thriller

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Brilliant performance, other world tone
8 August 2008 | by rogermanning995See all my reviews

Numerous American reviewers on this site reveal their limitations in their comments. A lot of what they criticize or complain about in this movie are things that take us deeper into the moment of the story that takes place in a different world than they're familiar with. I was also thrown off a bit, until I realized that this wasn't from the European world of film that I'm used to (France, Spain, Germany, Italy).

Larien (playing the main character) is brilliant. What the film does lack is over-played dumbed-down dialogue and over explanation. The settings nicely reinforce the various moods. The girl's coming of age theme is brilliantly played out with subtle and not so subtle devices.


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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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Box Office

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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