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The Secret of Moonacre (2008)

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A 13-year-old girl (played by The Golden Compass' Dakota Blue Richards) discovers that she is the only hope for banishing an ancient curse from a magical kingdom in director Gabor Csupo's ... See full summary »

Director:

Gabor Csupo

Writers:

Lucy Shuttleworth (screenplay by), Graham Alborough (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Blue Richards ... Maria Merryweather
Juliet Stevenson ... Miss Heliotrope
Tim Curry ... Coeur De Noir
Tamás Tóth Tamás Tóth ... Vicar
Augustus Prew ... Robin De Noir
György Szathmári György Szathmári ... Lawyer (as György Szatmari)
Natascha McElhone ... Loveday
Ioan Gruffudd ... Sir Benjamin Merryweather / Sir Wrolf Merryweather
George Mendel George Mendel ... Priest (as György Mendel)
Michael Webber Michael Webber ... Digweed
Szabolcs Csák Szabolcs Csák ... Henry
Lurko Lurko ... Wrolf the Dog
Zoltán Markovits Zoltán Markovits ... David
Marcell Tóth Marcell Tóth ... Richard
Zoltán Barabás Kis Zoltán Barabás Kis ... Dulac (as Zoltán Barabás Kiss)
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Storyline

A 13-year-old girl (played by The Golden Compass' Dakota Blue Richards) discovers that she is the only hope for banishing an ancient curse from a magical kingdom in director Gabor Csupo's adaptation of author Elizabeth Goudge's 1946 children's book The Little White Horse.

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A magical adventure for all the family! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild peril and language | See all certifications »

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Hungary | UK | France | Australia | USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De maanprinses en het geheim van het witte paard See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£308,099 (United Kingdom), 8 February 2009, Limited Release
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Much of The Secret of Moonacre (2008) was filmed in Hungary, but some scenes were filmed in England. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Heliotrope is saying goodbye to Maria Merryweather as she sets off for the forest on her horse with the rabbit in her lap, in three successive shots the rabbit changes position each time in her lap as she leaves. See more »

Quotes

Miss Heliotrope: [carriage drives through a large bump on the road] Miss Heliotrope: Maria, there is only one thing that can save us now.
Miss Heliotrope: [Miss Heliotrope and Maria speak together] Classicl french needlepoint.
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The sea is used as a backdrop for the end credits. See more »

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Version of Moonacre (1994) See more »

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Written by Christian Henson and Caroline Lost
Performed by SKYE
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2 August 2010 | by JCR-4See all my reviews

This is a film suited to children so perhaps I shouldn't be writing this review, although my two children didn't seem overly impressed. The problem I have with this film is that we are served up with what has become a very much repeated storyline over recent years after LOTR. Inevitably we have a piece of jewelery that holds magic powers, that has been lost and lead to feuding families, and the little star of the film must rectify matters. The sets and costumes are top notch and are what make the film really worth watching. The acting is mediocre to say the least, in particular Tim Curry as one of the feuding family heads, although I will say that Dakota Blue Richards as the child puts in a decent performance. Very few of the characters do anything that makes you really empathize with them, and I don't recall being moved in any one moment of this long film. I give it a 5 out of 10 thanks to the sets and costumes.


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