Archive of films Blue Moon / Blue Moon

2002, 90 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2003

Engaging road movie in which two smalltime crooks and a mysterious blonde
bounce around from Slovakia to Ukraine. 


Two smalltime crooks and an enigmatic Ukrainian looker bounce around in the uncertain world of post-communist Central Europe in Blue Moon, a highly engaging character-comedy which delivers emotionally in the final reels. Terrific casting of the three leads - popular Austrian standup comic Josef Hader, outre German comedian-helmer Detlev W. Buck, plus Ukrainian knockout Viktoria Malektorovych - raise this road movie-cum-offbeat love story several notches above the norm, coaxed along by sympathetic direction from first-timer Andrea Maria Dusl. Much of the film´s emotional clout is due to the actors themsleves, who flesh out often sketchily drawn roles against believable backgrounds shot in actual locations (Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine).
Derek Elley 


Lotus Film GmbH
Mollardgasse 85a, Stiege 1, 1060, Vienna
Tel: +43 1 786 33 87
Fax: +43 1 786 338 711

First Hand Films GmbH
Neunbrunnenstraße 50, CH - 8050, Zürich
Tel: +41 443 122 060
Fax: +41 443 122 080

Austrian Film Commission
Stiftgasse 6, 1070, Vienna
Tel: +43 152 633 23
Fax: +43 152 668 01

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Director: Andrea Maria Dusl
Screenplay: Andrea Maria Dusl
Dir. of Photography: Wolfgang Thaler
Music: Christian Fennesz, Peter Dusl, Yuri Naumov
Editor: Karina Ressler, Andrea Wagner
Producer: Erich Lackner
Production: Lotus-Film GmbH
Cast: Josef Hader, Viktoria Malektorovych, Detlev W. Buck, Ivan Laca, Peter Aczel, Andrea Karnasova, Emöke Vinczeová, Orest Ogorodnik
Contact: Lotus Film GmbH, First Hand Films GmbH, Austrian Film Commission


Andrea Maria Dusl

Martin Schweighofer

Film Institution Rep.

Anne Laurent - Delage

Film Institution Rep.


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