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Halfmoon [DVD] [736899095123]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Based on three short stories by the American novelist Paul Bowles, "Half-Moon" sensitively portrays the feelings of alienation and loss that pervade his texts. In the first story, "Merkala Beach," two African boys become friends and entrust everything to each other -- only to have their intense bonds threatened by a pretty girl. "Call at Corazon" follows a newlywed couple as they sail up the Amazon on a disastrous, ultimately vengeful, honeymoon. The final tale, "Allal," describes the mystical adventures of an illegitimate child ostracized from his desert community.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DV89254

  • Credits
    Veronica Quilligan, Samir Guesmi, Khaled Ksouri, Sondess Belhassen
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Filmed with a remarkably acute sensitivity to landscape and atmosphere..."
    New York Times

    "...Moody, gorgeous-looking....Graceful, insightful vignettes set in beguiling exotic locales that add up to an exquisitely wrought, sophisticated diversion..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Ultimately, these stories are more of a trip than marijuana or beer, with no bothersome aftereffects..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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