MOONLIGHT
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Thriller/Drama
Status:
Completed
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Winner: Pauze Youth Award, Netherlands Film Festival 2002
Official Selection, Moscow International Film Festival 2003
Official Selection, Montreal International Film Festival 2003
Official Selection, St Petersburg Film Festival 2003
Official Selection, Retinas Film Festival 2003

CLAIRE (Lauren Van den Broeck) lives with her wealthy adopted parents in a luxurious and isolated house in the woods. She discovers a wounded and bleeding BOY (Hunter Bussemaker) her age in her family's garden shed. The boy is a young drug courier from Afghanistan; shot and wounded after serving his purpose as human packing material. Claire decides to keep the boy a secret. He slowly recovers under her care; and they fall in love. When the drug dealers return and Claire's family is due to move back to the city; they decide to flee; though Claire finds it difficult to outrun her past as an abandoned child.

Brutal, tender and redemptive, MOONLIGHT is a controversial and award winning coming of age film about losing innocence and finding love.
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