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LAST DAYS ON MARS

by Ruairi Robinson

synopsis

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not without danger. As the group begins to fall apart, it seems their only hope is the imminent.

international title: Last Days on Mars
original title: Last Days on Mars
country: United Kingdom, Ireland
sales agent: Focus Features International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Ruairi Robinson
film run: 91'
release date: UK 19/09/2013
screenplay: Clive Dawson
cast: Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas, Olivia Williams, Johnny Harris, Goran Kostic, Tom Cullen
cinematography by: Robbie Ryan
film editing: Peter Lambert
art director: Jon Henson
music: Max Richter
producer: Andrea Cornwell, Michael Kuhn
co-producer: Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell
production: Qwerty Films, Fantastic Films
backing: Irish Film Board
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