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Europa Report (2013)

 -  Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  27 June 2013 (USA)
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An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

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The astronauts William Xu, Rosa Dasque, Dr. Daniel Luxembourg, Dr. Katya Petrovna, Andrei Blok and James Corrigan travel to the moon of Jupiter known as Europa in the spacecraft Europa One. Their assignment is to investigate the existence of life in Europa, based on the discovery of water in the moon. When they experience communication breakdown, Andrei and Corrigan need to go outside the spacecraft to repair it. However, Corrigan accidentally contaminates his suit with hydrazine and he is left behind in space. When they land, they miss their target and they decide to drill the ice to research. Then Katya collects samples proving the existence of one alien organism from Europa but she has a tragic accident. The survivors decide to return to Earth with their discovery but there is a problem with the engines and they get stranded in Europa. Will they be able to fix the engines and return to Earth with their findings? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fear. Sacrifice. Contact.

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$22,243 (USA) (2 August 2013)

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$125,475 (USA) (4 October 2013)
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Hydrazine has been used for decades in spacecraft as thruster propellant and as fuel for auxiliary power units. It is corrosive and extremely toxic. See more »

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The crew has radio conversations with"Mission Control." Jupiter (and hence Europa ) is about 40 light-minutes from the Earth, making such exchanges impossible. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Daniel Luxembourg: Hey, everybody. Space is great, um... I miss you guys. We're a long way away now. I can't even see, uh, I can't even see Earth anymore.
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A wonderful movie for science fiction lovers.
17 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

I wish there were more movies like this out there. There are no unreasonably loud sudden bangs, flashing screens, with screaming voices making you jump in your seat fumbling for your remote. This movie demonstrates how to build suspense without straining the viewer.

The build up of the story is also untraditional; sometimes jumping back and forth without being confusing, and giving the viewer just enough information about what is ahead. Occasionally some characters breaks the fourth wall, justified through videotaped interviews subsequent to the main storyline: An instrument in storytelling I normally find cheapening, but here it finds it home.

You will have time to wonder about life in the universe, space travel, and maybe even learn a thing or two. This movie is as good as stripped of implausible reactions and unreasonable claims. It's soothing to see science fiction with a good degree of realism. I'll even let Michael Nyqvist get away with his Russian accent mysteriously wandering into Sweden in the latter part of the movie.


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