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One Night the Moon (2001)

Based on the true story of a young girl who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932.

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Rachel Perkins
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Cast

Cast overview:
Paul Kelly Paul Kelly ... Jim Ryan
Kaarin Fairfax ... Rose Ryan
Memphis Kelly Memphis Kelly ... Emily Ryan
Kelton Pell Kelton Pell ... Albert Yang
Ruby Hunter Ruby Hunter ... Albert's Wife
Chris Haywood ... Sergeant
David Field ... Allman
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Storyline

The Australian Outback - 1932. Entranced by the moon, a young girl steps out of her bedroom window. When her parents check on her, she is gone. The police suggest aboriginal tracker Albert lead the search, but the father revolts - insisting - no black-fella is to set foot on my land. Instead, he gathers together as many white men as he can find, and conducts a line search across the desolate plains in search of the child. Albert watches helplessly as her every trace is stamped to dust. Sometime later, the daughter is still missing, and the mother makes a decision to take responsibility into her own hands, to reconcile the loss of her child. She goes to find Albert... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Musical | Mystery

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2001 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Yhtenä yönä kuu nousi taivaalle See more »

Filming Locations:

Central Australia, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

During the shoot in the Flinders Ranges, actor David Field, who played Allman, chose to camp out in his swag. He said: "I don't see any point in coming to the middle of Australia and to stand in a hotel room looking into a wall. I'm from the country originally, so whenever I'm back in it, I like to get as far back into it as I can," he laughed. See more »

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Rose Ryan: Emily!
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Referenced in The Making of 'One Night the Moon' (2002) See more »

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I Don't Know Anything Anymore
Written by Paul Kelly
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The most Brilliant piece of work ever!!!!
11 August 2004 | by bedjazzcafeSee all my reviews

WOW!! What a powerful film! With extraordinary use of music and song, and not being a fan of musicals in general, this film is a true example of modern art. I could not help but be completely and utterly moved. Reduced to tears I felt their pain and heartache. Camera shots comprising of Extreme Close ups amongst long shots of vast Australian Outback forced the viewer to connect with the actors and their anguish amongst an almost uninhabited world. The fathers scene of self destruction was different and very well used to represent his loss. I was surprised how well this little trick worked! This Director got it right. No, she got it better than right - it was amazing!

Thank you Rachel Perkins!! You are truly an inspiration to other filmmakers (like me) and I look forward to seeing more of your work! In fact, I cant wait!!!!


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