Search - The Tete & the Moon on DVD


The Tete & the Moon
The Tete the Moon
Actors: Javier Bardem, Grard Darmon, Mathilda May, Biel Duran, Abel Folk
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
NR     2006     1hr 30min


     
3

Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Javier Bardem, Grard Darmon, Mathilda May, Biel Duran, Abel Folk
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Lolafilms Home Ent
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/17/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1994
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Similar Movies

Son de Mar
Sound of the Sea
1
   R   2004   1hr 35min
Crazy Heart
Blu-ray
Director: Scott Cooper
   R   2010   1hr 51min
   
Broken Embraces
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
8
   R   2010   2hr 7min
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Blu-ray
Director: Woody Allen
   PG-13   2009   1hr 36min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Blue Juice
8
   R   2000   1hr 30min
   
The Man Show Season One Vol 1
Director: Bill Price
   NR   2003   0hr 30min
   
The Warriors
The Ultimate Director's Cut
Director: Walter Hill
   R   2005   1hr 32min
   
Single White Female 2 - The Psycho
Director: Keith Samples
   R   2005   1hr 31min
   
Asylum
Director: David Mackenzie
   R   2006   1hr 39min
   
Lies and Alibis
Directors: Kurt Mattila, Matt Checkowski
   R   2006   1hr 30min
   
Little Children
Director: Todd Field
   R   2007   2hr 10min
   
Intimate Affairs
Director: Alan Rudolph
   R   2007   1hr 48min
   
Nothing But the Truth
   R   2009   1hr 48min
   
 

Movie Reviews

Poorly titled
lecudedag | NSW Australia | 10/04/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I just want to start by speaking of this one's title. Now it was originally released as "Le Teta i la lluna". When released in English it is known as "The Tit and the Moon". The distributors of this Amazon copy obviously have a problem with the word "tit" and thus have opted for a half-Spanish, half-English 'compromise' title.

Anyway, onto the film. The chief character is a boy called Tete (played by Biel Durán). Obviously a Spanish pun on the word 'boob' (teta); he's obsessed with breasts and breast-milk. This obsession is manifest in a feeling of alienation towards his mother following the birth of a baby brother. He misses his mother and he envies his brother - and the attention he's getting as he's breast-fed. He also feels alientated towards his father.

Tete sees big boobs everywhere and dreams of the milk they contain. He meets a circus performer Estrellita (played by Mathilda May - anyone who's seen "Lifeforce" will know her perfect breasts). Tete fatasises about feeding from her breasts. There's a scene where he asks her for milk and she exposes her breast and squeezes it, shooting a stream of milk into his mouth.

To add further drama the movie is set in the lead-up to the Fiesta de La Virgen de la Salud (Festival of the Virgin of Good Health). This is set in the first week of September, when the town of Algemesí (in Valencia) stages one of the most fantastic folklore festivals, incorporating the Human Pyramid Festival. Tete is expected to climb to the top of this human pyramid but his nerve fails. He risks loosing the respect of his father.

Suddenly he fantasies about seeing Estrellita on a high balcony, exposing her breast as an incenentive to climb higher. He then appears on the balcony and she breast-feeds him. From behind them comes his mother and she embraces him and breast-feeds him too - he has at last been reconciled with his mother, and through his bravery, with his father"