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The Secret of Moonacre - © 2005 Metropolitan Filmexport

The Secret of Moonacre

A Feature film by Gabor Csupo

Release in France : 13/05/2009


    In Victorian England, young Maria Merryweather has just lost her father and finds herself an orphan. Her only inheritance is a mysterious book of magic and she and her governess are now obliged to go and live with an uncle she doesn't know. He lives in the strange Moonacre Manor, in a remote land. The young girl is not welcome there, for with her come ancient wounds that have never healed. Her presence makes the ancestral hatred opposing the Merryweathers and the De Noirs spring to life again.

    Maria doesn't know it yet, but a terrible curse has been cast upon the family. From secrets to mysteries, the intrepid young girl plunges into an adventure that will cast her into the heart of a secular prophecy. Moonacre and its magic creatures are in danger. Their fate and that of the two families are in the hands of a princess who must accomplish the most fascinating of destinies.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Davis Films

    French distribution :

    Metropolitan Filmexport

    Foreign production companies :

    Forgan-Smith Entertainment, Spice Factory, Grand Allure Entertainment

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    Full credits (12)

    Author of original work :

    Elizabeth Goudge

    Line Producers :

    Victor Hadida, Simon Crowe

    Foreign Producer :

    Jason Piette

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Frey

    Production Designer :

    Sophie Becher

    Costume designer :

    Beatrix Aruna Pasztor

    Producer :

    Samuel Hadida

    Screenwriters :

    Lucy Shuttleworth, Graham Alborough

    Director of Photography :

    David Eggby

    Editor :

    Julian Rodd

    Music Composer :

    Christian Henson

    Special Effects :

    Sean Farrow

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    Feature film

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    France, Great Britain, Hungary

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    Minority French (France, Great Britain, Hungary)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 43 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

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