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The Whole of the Moon

Film (Excerpts) – 1996

PG
Parental Guidance

Teen actors Nikki Si'ulepa and Toby Fisher won acclaim in Ian Mune's fourth feature as director. Si'ulepa plays a Samoan street kid who meets a well-off white teen, when both are facing mortality in a hospital ward. The co-production between NZ and Canada (where it debuted on cable TV) won over critics in both nations. "Si'ulepa dominates the camera and the action with a natural authority", raved Metro. Moon scooped the gongs at the 1996 TV Guide Awards (including for originating screenwriter Richard Lymposs); and won notice at Berlin and Giffoni film festivals.

Writer/director Ian Mune skilfully avoids excessive or too-predictable playing of the heartstrings by offering two characters who have just enough emotional edge and anger to keep the inevitable interesting.
– Critic John Haslett Cuff, in the Toronto Globe and Mail

Produced by

  • Cinar Productions

  • The Whole of the Moon

Music

Music by Quebec composer Daniel Scott

Songs 'Scorpio Girls', 'Can't Get Enough' and 'You Freak Me' by Supergroove

 

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