Europa Report

Synopsis: Europa, Jupiter's moon is known to have potential to support life. Hence a manned mission is sent to Europa to search for data proving existence of life there. "Europa report" shows the difficult choices and sacrifices the crew has to make to fulfill their objective of sending valuable data to Earth for research.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Sebastián Cordero
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Hey, buddy.

Space is great.


I miss you guys.

We're a long way away now.

I can't even see, uh...

I can't even

see earth anymore.

And, uh... It's peaceful.

You know?

Don't tell your mom this,

but I think

I actually sleep...

Better up here, away from her snoring.


Tanks b-7 and b-9 are

showing early signs

of freezing. Over.

What would you do

if you get out there

and you find nothing?

Well, even if

we found nothing,

it's in effect

a discovery.

It would make

me very frustrated.

I know there's

something there.

Check on nav bays 3 and 4.

You might want to update...

Mission control,

repeat please. Over.

- Do you want me to show you how to beat 'em?

- Europa one.

William, I've got some static

in the comm array feed up here.

It looks like a radiation spike.

Have you tried

recycling the system?

Rosa, we've lost your feed.

Europa one, come in.

Europa one.

These were the

last images we received

from the Europe one craft.

At the time,

it had already gone farther

than any human being

had ever traveled before.

For 16 long months

I've been asked

"What happened?"

All... I'm sorry.

We have to tell

his family.

We can't.

The communication fix

was never completed.

The system

is fried!

Last sync with mission

control was 19 hours ago.

We're all alone now.

So what happens?

Do we go on?

I was on a plane,

a transatlantic flight,

when the mission feed

went dark.

When I landed, mission

control was still saying

"maybe it's just

a transmission delay."

But, by the time I made it

into mission control,

we were looking at over

15 hours of dead feed.

After James was lost,

the joy of the mission,

the exhilaration

of it all just...

it just left.

I stopped feeling like

a kid on a family trip.

The mission has

stretched on ahead of us,

somehow longer

than it had been before.

No one at home

knows we're alive.

We're doing

the right thing, right?


Andrei, have you

looked out at Jupiter yet?


to be excited about.

- Are you okay?

- Mmm.

You haven't said

a word to me in a week.

I woke up

one morning... - okay.

I woke up

at some point and...

Didn't recognize myself.


I know it's the zero g

and the isolation that changes you.

But that doesn't make it

any less strange.

It doesn't stop you

from slowly breaking.

I started living my life

in tune with the mission

that I hoped was still going on.

- That's good.

- Okay.

How's your appetite?

I'm fine.

And you're sleeping

kind of...

I'm not.

It's been a year

since we lost him.

Tell me we can still...

Good morning. I am very...

We are all very excited

to be here today.

It has certainly

been a long road

and all of us up here


with the shared dream

of space and possibility.

And this really is

a new first-step for mankind.

From one perspective,

you can say our mission

actually began 400 years ago.

That's when Galileo first saw...

...Jupiter and its moons

through his telescope.

For something

this big, you get one shot.

An unmanned mission simply

wasn't going to cut it for us.

You put men

and women into space

because they have strength

in the face of cosmic odds.

Europa one

is cleared for launch.

T- minus 10,

nine, eight,

seven, six...

- ...five, four...

- We're go for main engine.

...three, two, one.



On the trek to Europe.

Our engines

at 98% thrust.

Fuel rate is nominal.

Rolling right

in zero-point-six degrees.

Telemetry nominal.

Loft at

225 meters-per-second.


2.3 nautical Miles.

And in three, two, one.

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