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The Secret of Moonacre (2008)

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Maria inherits a book of secrets from her dad. She moves to her uncle's Moonacre estate. A family curse was cast on the valley. Only Maria can break it using her book.

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
Kristof Z. Markovics Kristof Z. Markovics ... David (as Zoltán Markovits)
Marcell Tóth Marcell Tóth ... Richard
Zoltán Barabás Kis Zoltán Barabás Kis ... Dulac (as Zoltán Barabás Kiss)
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Storyline

Thirteen-year-old Maria Merryweather (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 Journey Begins. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This movie hasn't screened theatrically in the U.S. since the original premiere. See more »

Goofs

As they are having breakfast the first morning in Moonacre, the level of the shake in Benjamin's glass change from full, to less, to full again. See more »

Quotes

Loveday: You don't understand, do you?
Maria Merryweather: I'm starting to understand one thing. The real curse of this valley is pride.
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Crazy Credits

The sea is used as a backdrop for the end credits. See more »

Connections

Version of Moonacre (1994) See more »

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Stars
Written by Christian Henson and Caroline Lost
Performed by SKYE
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A great and underrated children's film
17 May 2015 | by anniestormbornwSee all my reviews

While the plot is a bit confusing, the entire film is beautiful in its aesthetics and has a strong message for girls to take control of their own life and fight for themselves. Dakota Blue Richards is absolutely brilliant in her 2nd major film role and Tim Curry and Ioan Gruffudd add to the magic. Harry Potter fans may see some familiar imagery, for the novel it was based on "The Little White Horse" was a favorite of J.K. Rowling when she was a child. This film deserves much more attention and has much more depth than any of the flashy CGI effects shows at the theaters today.

Read my full review: http://kingdomofcult.blogspot.com/2015/05/cult- movie-of-may-17th-secret-of.html


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Country:

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret of Moonacre See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,162,618
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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