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Black Moon (1975)

To escape a gender war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an extensive family's unusual, perhaps even supernatural, lifestyle.

Director:

Louis Malle

Writers:

Louis Malle, Joyce Buñuel (additional dialogue) (as Joyce Bunuel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cathryn Harrison ... Lily
Therese Giehse ... Old Lady (as Thérèse Giehse)
Alexandra Stewart ... Sister Lily
Joe Dallesandro ... Brother Lily
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Storyline

There is a war in the world between the men and the women. A young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where a strange unicorn lives with a family: Sister, Brother, many children and an old woman that never leaves her bed but stays in contact with the world through her radio. Since the content of this picture is not as important as the pictures and allegories, the simple plot can not be described further. Written by Benjamin Stello

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An apocalyptic Alice in Wonderland!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 September 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

Cahors, Lot, France

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed partially at director Louis Malle's country home in Cahors, France. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie Lily's blouse button continuously changes from done up to undone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man on Radio: Shall I describe to you the crime and vice that is being committed in the large cities of the world? I don't suppose...
[fades]
Man on Radio: ... I want to talk about your sin.
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Connections

Referenced in Waking Life (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, Ho, Nobody Home?
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Cathryn Harrison
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What the heck is Louis tryin to say here?
20 October 2000 | by czar-10See all my reviews

Weird movie by Louis Malle, Which was filmed at Malle's own Manor, with Joe Dallesandro acting in his first (and only), non speaking role, Playing the brother of a twin sister. The film starts off with a girl, played by Cathryn Harrisson (Actor Rex Harrison's granddaughter, who was only 16), driving in her car in the dark and runs over some kind of beaver or something, later on down the road she encounters a road-block, put up by men with army suits and gas masks. The men in masks with machine guns mow down about 6 women in plain view of her. One of the guys in the masks starts approaching her car, she's dressed like a guy with a hat and her long hair tucked underneath it. The guy in the mask pulls off her hat and her long blonde hair streams out, alarmed, she suddenly pins the gas and gets away. Later she encounters men in more masks killing more women, and things get even weirder from here. Almost too weird. The movie no doubt, has a very surreal tone to it, very ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Trying to comprehend what really this movie is about is impossible. Only Louis Malle knows what king of message this movie was intended to give. And that just suits me just fine, because I find the imagery of the different scenes and various characters keep me occupied through-out the film, and interpretations are mixed with each time I watch it.


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