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Hunter’s Moon

A muscular thriller about a bunch of young drug runners whose betrayal leads to the unraveling of a major crime syndicate, "Hunter's Moon" packs a punch until the disappointingly unresolved conclusion. TV scheduling is indicated, though the handsome widescreen imagery will be sadly diminished on regular TV sets.

A muscular thriller about a bunch of young drug runners whose betrayal leads to the unraveling of a major crime syndicate, “Hunter’s Moon” packs a punch until the disappointingly unresolved conclusion. TV scheduling is indicated, though the handsome widescreen imagery will be sadly diminished on regular TV sets.

Pic gets off to a snappy start as a couple of ex-dealers are persuaded by an old-timer (played by film director Nelson Pereira Dos Santos) to smuggle a large stash of cocaine across the border from Colombia. But the young couriers are betrayed, and the survivors — who tell their story to a courageous investigative journalist — vow revenge on the crimelords, who are powerful men in the media and the police force. Marcello Antony is a charismatic hero, while sultry Barbara Schulz is pleasant company as a French girl along on the increasingly dangerous and suspenseful ride.

Hunter's Moon

(BRAZIL)

Production: An MPC & Associados production. (International sales: Grupo Novo de Cinema e TV Distribution & Diffusion, Rio de Janeiro.) Produced by Luciana Boal Marinho. Directed by Alberto Graca. Screenplay, Leopoldo Serran, Alberto Graca. Camera (color, widescreen), Toca Seabra; editor, Isabelle Rathery; music, Armenio Graca; production designer, Sergio Silveira. Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (market), Feb. 13, 2000. Original title: O dia da Caca. Running time: 113 MIN.

With: With: Marcello Antony, Barbara Schulz, Paulo Vespucio, Jean-Louis Tribes, Nelson Pereira Dos Santos, Milton Goncalves, Herson Capri.

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