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Moon

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Original title
Moon
Year
Running time
97 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker
Music
Clint Mansell
Cinematography
Gary Shaw
Cast
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Producer
Sony Pictures Classics / Liberty Films UK
Genre
Sci-Fi. Mystery | Space Adventure. Dystopia
Synopsis / Plot
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 Earth’s 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. But, Sam’s health starts to deteriorate. Painful headaches, hallucinations and a lack of focus lead to an almost fatal accident on a routine drive on the moon in a lunar rover. While recuperating back at the base (with no memory of how he got there), Sam meets a younger, angrier version of himself, who claims to be there to fulfill the same three year contract Sam started all those years ago. Confined with what appears to be a clone of his earlier self, and with a “support crew” on its way to help put the base back into productive order, Sam is fighting the clock to discover what’s going on and where he fits into company plans.
Awards
2009: BAFTA Awards: Outstanding debut by a British (Duncan Jones). 2 Nominations
2009: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Movie & Best New Director. 5 Nominations
2009: NBR - National Board of Review: Best Directorial Debut and Spotlight Awards (Jones)
2009: Sitges Film Festival: Best Movie, Actor (Rockwell), Screenplay and Production Design
2009: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Most Promising Filmmaker
2009: Gaudí Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
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