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MOON

by Duncan Jones

synopsis

Nearing the end of a three-year contract with Lunar Industries, Sam Bell is counting the days until his return to Earth. The lone occupant of a lunar mining base, Sam monitors the tractors that harvest the moon’s surface for helium energy. Buoyed by sporadic transmissions from his wife and young daughter, he combats monotony and isolation by tending to plants, continuing his predecessor’s woodcraft project, and interacting with the station’s robotic computer, Gerty. But Sam is beginning to unravel mentally. After a hallucination causes him to crash his lunar rover, he wakes up in the sick bay and soon realizes that his life at the base is not what it seems.

international title: Moon
original title: Moon
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Independent Film Company
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Duncan Jones
film run: 97'
release date: GB 17/07/2009, ES 09/10/2009, NL 15/10/2009, GR 22/10/2009, BE 11/11/2009, PT 12/11/2009, IT 04/12/2009, EE 11/12/2009, HU 31/12/2009, NO 12/02/2010, DE 15/07/2010
screenplay: Nathan Parker
cast: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry, Kaya Scodelario, Malcolm Stewart
cinematography by: Gary Shaw
film editing: Nicolas Gaster
art director: Tony Noble
music: Clint Mansell
producer: Stuart Fenegan, Nicky Moss, Trudie Styler
production: Liberty Films UK, Xingu Films
distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing UK, Sony Pictures Releasing Spain, Sony Pictures Releasing Italy, Kinepolis Film Distribution, Castello Lopes Cinemas, Koch Media Gmbh