The Insatiable Moon

The Insatiable Moon

The Insatiable Moon

"Down and out in Ponsonby doesn’t have the ring about it that it had 30 years ago, but The Insatiable Moon makes a colourful dramatic plea for the continued existence of halfway houses in a part of the city better known for curbside dining. A chance encounter between Sara Wiseman’s social worker and charismatic, barefooted self-proclaimed Second Son of God Arthur (Rawiri Paratene) entwines with the fate of the lodgers in a Ponsonby boarding house as real estate agents, TV current affairs, neighbourhood watch, health bureaucrats and a helpless vicar take sides around the underhand campaign to throw them out.

Divine madness and down-to-earth compassion are at the heart of producer, and former Ponsonby minister, Mike Riddell’s script. Directed by his partner Rosemary Riddell, The Insatiable Moon’s splendid cast (including Ian Mune) endows the household of psychiatric patients and low-income tenants with individual gnarliness and touching esprit de corps." (New Zealand International Film Festival 2010)

Winner of Best Lead Actor (Paratene) and Supporting Actor (Johnson), NZ Film & Television Awards 2011.
2010Rating: M, contains offensive language, content that may disturb90 minsNew ZealandEnglish and Maori with English subtitles
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The Insatiable Moon is a wonderful film....I LOVED it! Check it out, you wont be disappointed d=)

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Loved this film - one of the best NZ films I've ever seen. Magnificent casting and acting, brilliant story and a real emotional roller coaster. So good to have an intelligent NZ movie that left me thinking for days after. The leads were all wonderful, with a very special performance from Rawiri Paratene, and a gem of a role from Greg Johnson. Hope this film...

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this is the best movie i have ever seen!!!, it took all my emotions to the test, i just love it, it has been produced and directed by the most wonderfull couple, with heaps of hard work and toil, it is a must see movie and you wont regret seeing this awesome movie.

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I loved this film. It hung around long after I'd seen it. I hope it goes to America. I have a feeling they will love it also.

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Underlying this film is a tragedy that is to impact on three of the characters, yet over this the director and writer have spread layers of spirituality and comedy that enable us to laugh and to better understand. The laughter is a gentle and necessary response, shown to be far better than avoidance or ostracising, bringing us closer to the motley...

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- sensitive and bold, quirky and deep, very humane and touching with lots of humour! A treasure and pleasure to watch.

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The Insatiable Moon is a wonderful film....I LOVED it! Check it out, you wont be disappointed d=)

5.0
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Loved this film - one of the best NZ films I've ever seen. Magnificent casting and acting, brilliant story and a real emotional roller coaster. So good to have an intelligent NZ movie that left me thinking for days after. The leads were all wonderful, with a very special performance from Rawiri Paratene, and a gem of a role from Greg Johnson. Hope this...

5.0
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this is the best movie i have ever seen!!!, it took all my emotions to the test, i just love it, it has been produced and directed by the most wonderfull couple, with heaps of hard work and toil, it is a must see movie and you wont regret seeing this awesome movie.

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I loved this film. It hung around long after I'd seen it. I hope it goes to America. I have a feeling they will love it also.

5.0
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Underlying this film is a tragedy that is to impact on three of the characters, yet over this the director and writer have spread layers of spirituality and comedy that enable us to laugh and to better understand. The laughter is a gentle and necessary response, shown to be far better than avoidance or ostracising, bringing us closer to the motley...

5.0
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- sensitive and bold, quirky and deep, very humane and touching with lots of humour! A treasure and pleasure to watch.

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