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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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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and peril | See all certifications »

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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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Even though Europa's ice sheet is expected to be 10-30km thick, no material ever leaves the visibly empty borehole. 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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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Written by Eli 'Paperboy' Reed (as Eli Husock), Ryan Spraker and Pat Dicenso
Performed by Eli 'Paperboy' Reed
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A unique, realistic and a gripping Sci Fi movie
29 June 2013 | by (Cosmos) – See all my reviews

As a science/space enthusiast, I found this movie to be really interesting and enjoyed it. I think all the viewers who like these types of plots would enjoy it, but the directorial approach may be annoying to some viewers. The shaky statics videos and limited angels of camera view might not be too popular. There wasn't any character development or focus on the characters, it was pretty straight forward. The documentary style used was reasonable. The best thing about this movie was it was a low budget indie movie which did a wonderful job. A lot could have been better. Humans traveling to space and land on Europa, a moon in Jupiter, that itself is a reason to watch it, Do not expect a typical Hollywood style movie. However this movie takes a very realistic approach to present the complex space mission depicting the psychological and the physical strains on the astronauts.


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