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Moon (2009)

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Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi |

Moon is a science fiction film directed by Duncan Jones and written by Nathan Parker from a story by Jones. The film follows Sam Bell, a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the far side of the Moon. Kevin Spacey voices Sam’s robot companion, GERTY.

Moon premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was released in selected cinemas in New York and Los Angeles on 12 June 2009. The release was expanded to additional theatres in the United States on 10 July and to the United Kingdom on 17 July. A follow-up film containing an epilogue to the film’s events, Mute, was released in 2018. A third installment, Madi: Once Upon A Time in the Future, will be released in 2020.

In the near future, Lunar Industries has made a fortune after an oil crisis by building Sarang Station, a facility on the far side of the Moon to mine the alternative fuel helium-3 from lunar soil, which is rich in the material. The facility is highly automated, requiring only a single human to maintain operations, oversee the harvesters, and launch canisters bound for Earth containing the extracted helium-3. Sam Bell nears the end of his three-year work contract at Sarang Station. Chronic communication problems have disabled his live feed from Earth and limit him to occasional recorded messages from his wife Tess, who was pregnant with their daughter Eve when he left. His only companion is an artificial intelligence named GERTY, who assists with the base’s automation and provides comfort for him…

Director: Duncan Jones

Writers: Duncan Jones (story), Nathan Parker (written by)

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw, Adrienne Shaw, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong

Cast:

Sam RockwellSam Bell
Kevin SpaceyGERTY (voice)
Dominique McElligottTess Bell
Rosie ShawLittle Eve
Adrienne ShawNanny
Kaya ScodelarioEve
Benedict WongThompson
Matt BerryOvermeyers
Malcolm StewartTechnician
Robin ChalkSam Bell Clone
Gavin RotheryEliza Rescue Captain
Gary ShawShaw, Rescue Team Member
Mick WardWard, Rescue Team Member

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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