Synopsis: Sam Bell has a three year contract to work for Lunar Industries. For the contract's entire duration, he is the sole employee based at their lunar station. His primary job responsibility is to harvest and periodically rocket back to Earth supplies of helium-3, the current clean and abundant fuel used on Earth. There is no direct communication link available between the lunar station and Earth, so his only direct real-time interaction is with GERTY, the intelligent computer whose function is to attend to his day to day needs. With such little human contact and all of it indirect, he feels that three years is far too long to be so isolated; he knows he is beginning to hallucinate as the end of his three years approaches. All he wants is to return to Earth to be with his wife Tess and their infant daughter Eve, who was born just prior to his leaving for this job. With two weeks to go, he gets into an accident at one of the mechanical harvesters and is rendered unconscious. Injured, he awak
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Duncan Jones
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 26 wins & 33 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

There was

a time when energy was a dirty word.

When turning on

your lights was a hard choice.

Cities in brownout.

Food shortages.

Cars burning fuel to run.

But that was the past.

Where are we now?

How do we make the world so much better?

Make deserts bloom?

Right now, we're the largest producer of

fusion energy in the world.

The energy of the sun trapped in rock,

harvested by machine

from the far side of the moon.

Today, we deliver enough

clean-burning helium-3

to supply the energy needs

of nearly 70% of the planet.

Who'd have thought?

All the energy

we ever needed,

right above our heads.

The power of the moon.

The power of our future.

Rock and roll. 8:32 Pacific Time.

All Harvesters running smoothly.

Readouts are as follows.

Matthew, 14.6 miles.

Mark, 16.8 miles. I...

Hey, Gerty. Gerty. We gotta...

Good morning, Sam.

We got a live one on Mark.

I'm gonna go out now and rope her in.

Okay, Sam.

I want chocolate.

I think you're sweet enough.

You don't need chocolate.

Searching for long-range comms.

Signal failure on long-range comms.

Sam Bell reporting

to Central. 10:
14 Pacific Time.

I've got a full container

of helium-3 ready to roll.

By the time this message reaches you,

it should be in transit.

Otherwise, everything running smoothly.

How are things down there?

You guys been to any

good parties or anything?

Oh, thanks for the football feed.

It almost felt live... Almost.

But three years is a long haul, you know.

Is way, way, way, way, way too long.

I'm talking to myself on a regular basis.


Time to go home, you know what I mean?

Thas it. Over and out.

Rock and roll. God bless America.

I can do that for you, Sam.

God damn it. I said I got it.

Why don't you listen to me?

Ready for launch.

Sam, is everything okay?

- Sam?

- What?

You don't seem

like yourself today.

- Has something happened?

- You know...

Can you turn that off?

Please. Jesus Christ.

Sam, it might help you

to talk about it.

Gerty, have you heard anything new

about anyone fixing Lunar Sat?

No, Sam.

What I understand is is fairly low on

the company's priority list right now.

You tell them to sort that out, you

know what I'm talking about?

Thas not...

I've only got two weeks,

but is not fair

to whoever is coming up here next.

I will, Sam. Do you want me to finish

cutting your hair later?

No, come on,

les finish this.

Another one

of those headaches.

Gerty, can you give me something for it?

Message received

from your wife, Sam, via Jupiter link.


Hi, Sam. Is me.

I got your last message.

It was really good

to hear your voice.

I miss you, too.

I know you're really lonely up there,

but I think,

in a lot of ways,

is been really good for you.

For both of us.

God, I hope you don't

mind me saying that.

I'm proud of you.

Someone's got something to say.

What did you want to

say to Daddy, baby?

Say, astronaut.

Astronaut, Daddy.

Who's an astronaut?

Daddy's an astronaut. Say it really loudly.

Daddy's an astronaut.

Clever girl. Wave.

Give Daddy a wave.

Kathy, could you...

I can't believe you're

going to be home soon.

Is her birthday next month.

And I was thinking

about maybe a playhouse for the garden.

- Gerty.

- We could pick it out together.


I love you.

And I miss you.

I miss you.

And I can't wait to see you.

Okay, sweetheart. Bye.

Hi, Doug.

You're really full of yourself,

aren't you, Doug?


Not good.

What about Dumbo?

Doesn't he object to your...

Yes. Darrin objects.

But is a special

occasion because of the morning light.

Ah, f***! God damn it!

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Duncan Jones

Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones (born 30 May 1971) is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the science fiction film Moon (2009), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. He has also directed Source Code (2011), Warcraft (2016) and Mute (2018). more…

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