Rabbit on the Moon

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This ambitious, unsatisfactory, thriller concerning an illegal state kidnapping takes a very jaundiced view of politics, both in Mexico and England. Trusting, middle-class Antonio (Bruno Bichir) gets unwittingly involved with an illegal land purchase run on behalf of a corrupt government minister; when that same minister’s attempt to kill the uncooperative Minister of Commerce fails, he brands Antonio responsible and gets his deputy police chief (a smiling and brutal Jesus Ochoa) to abduct his wife (Lorraine Pilkington) and four-month-old baby, forcing him to flee.

It’s a busy two hours; the writer-producer-director plays the jailed wife’s humiliation and battle to survive in tandem with Antonio’s incredible tailing of the minister, conveniently exiled as ambassador to London. Bichir is vulnerable as the fugitive, but Ramirez-Saurez’s attempt at psychological and political depth is scuppered by the simplicities and implausibilities of his script.

Release details

Rated: 18
Release date: Friday October 6 2006
Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jorge Ramírez-Suárez
Screenwriter: Jorge Ramírez-Suárez
Cast: Bruno Bichir
Lorraine Pilkington
Jesús Ochoa
Adam Kotz
Alvaro Guerrero
Rodrigo Murray
Emma Cunniffe

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1.3 / 5

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Robert Thornton

A very brutal film set between Mexico and London. Sadly the London half was plain silly and ruined the whole.