Whole of the Moon, The - 1996
Tucker Films/Cinar Productions - 95 min.
Cast: Toby Fisher, Kikki Si'ulepa, Pascale Bussieres, Paul Gittins, Jane Thomas.
Crew: Screenplay: Richard Lymposs, Ian Mune; Photography: Warwick Attewell; Editor: Jean Beaudoin; Composer: Daniel Scott; Producers: Murray Newey, Micheline Charest; Director: Ian Mune.
When Kirk, a top roller-blader, discovers that he has bone cancer in his leg, his pleasant affluent (Takapuna) life is shattered. Even though amputation provides the best chance for survival; to lose skating means the end of life, to him. His friends cannot cope with his condition, but his isolation is relieved by Marty - a street kid, who was found dying of leukaemia, but is a survivor. Marty bullies, taunts, and challenges Kirk, until he begins to climb out of his depression. Marty seems afraid of nothing and, knowing she will die, wants to experience everything. She persuades Kirk to run away from the hospital with her. A well done and surprisingly upbeat story, given the subject matter.
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: C+
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