February 12, 2012

A truly unique film:

It is the near future.

Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon,

completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earths primary source of energy, Helium-3.

It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home.

Taped messages are all Sam can send and receive.

Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife, Tess, and their three-year-old daughter, Eve,

in only a few short weeks.

Finally, he will leave the isolation of Sarang, the moon base that has been his home for so long,

and he will finally have someone to talk to beyond Gerty,

the bases well-intentioned, but rather uncomplicated computer.

But Sam isn’t what he thinks he is.


This film is made even more terrifical by Clint Mansell’s utterly brilliant score.

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