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One Night the Moon (2001)

One Night the Moon





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Australian singer and songwriter Paul Kelly stars in (and wrote part of the musical score for) this unusual musical, which combines folk and country influences with the aboriginal sounds of the Outback to tell the story of a lost child and the divergent efforts to find her. A simple farmer (Paul Kelly) and his wife (Kaarin Fairfax) are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl (Memphis Kelly). One night, Father tells the girl a bedtime story in which dreamers answer the siren song of the moon; fascinated by the story, the restless girl wanders out of the house in the night to follow the moon, and in the morning her parents discover she is gone. After the father reports his daughter missing, the authorities put together a search party, including Albert (Kelton Pell), an Aborigine police offer with remarkable tracking abilities. The farmer, however, is a prejudiced man, and objects to having a black man on the search team, no matter what his abilities may be. Offended, Albert leaves the police force behind, and sets out to find the girl on his own; soon, the girl's mother joins him, convinced that Albert's knowledge is more valuable than her husband's ignorance. Produced for Australian television, One Night the Moon received its American premier at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Rachel Perkins, John Romeril
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Paul Kelly
as Father
Ruby Hunter
as Albert's wife
Chris Haywood
as Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for One Night the Moon

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Tragic and melodramatic Country-and-Western musical set in the Australian outback. Gotta love them for trying.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
Film Scouts

The impressive cinematography, thoughtful compositions and poignant denouement more than compensate for its brevity.

Full Review… | October 31, 2001

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Full Review… | March 25, 2003

Audience Reviews for One Night the Moon


this is the best australian movie i have ever seen. its short and looks at the scenery a lot. i think you should watch it.

Lisa Shaw

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