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The Moon and the Stars (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 10 February 2009 (USA)
Together in Rome to shoot a film, a German actress (McCormack) and an English actor (Pryce) contend with forces that complicate their romance as well as the production itself.


John Irvin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Pryce ... James Clavel / Scarpia
Alfred Molina ... Davide Rieti
Catherine McCormack ... Kristina Baumgarten / Tosca
András Bálint András Bálint ... László Molnár
Roberto Davide ... Alfonso Liguori / Cavaradossi (as Roberto Purvis)
Rupert Friend ... Renzo Daverio / Spoletta
Joanna Scanlan ... Daisy Burke
Surama De Castro Surama De Castro ... Maria Grazia
Ivano Marescotti ... Annibale Merolle
Niccolò Senni ... Marcantonio Altieri
Francesco De Vito ... Gargano
Pál Mácsai Pál Mácsai ... Otto Walser
Ignazio Oliva ... Marchesini
András Márton András Márton ... Arthur Kunz
Irén Psota Irén Psota ... Costume designer


Together in Rome to shoot a film, a German actress (McCormack) and an English actor (Pryce) contend with forces that complicate their romance as well as the production itself.

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It's All Make Believe, Perhaps That's Why We Love It. The World Outside Is So Cruel.


Drama | Romance | War


Not Rated

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Filmmakers scramble as war looms
18 January 2007 | by johno-21See all my reviews

I recently saw this at the 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival and director John Irvin was there to introduce the film. Irvin is a versatile director of drama, comedy, romance and action and has directed such films as Widow's Peak, Dogs of War, A Month by the Lake and the charming comedy The Boys from Clare County. This is the story of a wealthy gay and Jewish film producer (Alfred Molina) who is making a film based on Puccini's opera Tosca. A famous German diva (Catherine McCormack) is cast opposite a difficult English actor (Jonathyn Pryce) as filming gets under way on a famous sound stage in Rome as World War II in 1939 escalates around them threatening the film's completion. Good supporting performances from András Báalint, Niccolo Senni and Joana Scanlan. Veteran Hungarian cinematographer Elemér Ragályi does a good job here and the production value of production design, set decoration and costume design is top notch. The script and story fall a little short though with no on screen chemistry between Pryce and McCormick. It's worth a look and I would give it a 7.0 out of 10.

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Release Date:

10 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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A Lua e as Estrelas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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