Halfmoon (1996)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords episodic
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Margarete Rose Editor n/a 172 7000002
Magdolna Rokop Editor n/a 172 7000001
Volker Tittel Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Frieder Schlaich Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Roman Bunka Music n/a 120781 8000001
Harald Turzer Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Paul Bowles Other from writings 120795 26000001
Lutz Garmsen Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Peter Henrici Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Anne Schlaich Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Irene Von Alberti Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Frieder Schlaich Producer n/a 3 3000002
Sam Cox Actor ("Call at Corazon") 1 1000005
Veronica Quilligan Actor ("Call at Corazon") 1 1000004
Sondos Belhassan Actor ("Merkala Beach") 1 1000003
Khaled Ksouri Actor ("Merkala Beach") 1 1000002
Said Zakir Actor ("Allal") 1 1000006
Mohammed Belfquih Actor ("Allal") 1 1000007
Irene Von Alberti Producer n/a 3 3000001
Frieder Schlaich Director n/a 2 2000002
Irene Von Alberti Director n/a 2 2000001
Samir Guesmi Actor ("Merkala Beach") 1 1000001
The damp sultriness of the Amazon and the dry heat of the Sahara, a honeymoon full of empty passion, a thieving bird which vanishes with a gold ring, a boy who sees with the eyes of a snake... HALFMOON takes three of Bowles' greatest (and strangest) short works and brings them intact to the screen. In the first story, a friendship is tested by a seductively beautiful woman and the pleasures of kif. The second story joins a honeymoon in progress, as two Americans journey farther and farther up an Amazonian River, only to find the effects of the jungle filling their empty relationship. And the hauntingly mysterious third story chronicles a young boy's soul exchange with a poisonous cobra. Bowles himself introduces the stories, and provides insightful, esoteric commentary on each.