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Proxima (2019)

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An astronaut prepares for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station.


Alice Winocour


Alice Winocour (screenplay), Jean-Stéphane Bron (collaboration)
3,166 ( 183)
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Green ... Sarah Loreau
Zélie Boulant Zélie Boulant ... Stella Akerman Loreau
Matt Dillon ... Mike Shannon
Aleksey Fateev Aleksey Fateev ... Anton Ocheivsky
Lars Eidinger ... Thomas Akerman
Sandra Hüller ... Wendy Hauer
Trond-Erik Vassal Trond-Erik Vassal ... Jurgen
Nancy Tate ... Naomi Shannon
Grégoire Colin ... Sarah's Doctor
Igor Filippov Igor Filippov ... Dima
Svetlana Nekhoroshikh Svetlana Nekhoroshikh ... Vera
Anna Sherbinina ... Russian Journalist
Vitaly Jay ... Star City Member
Lionel Ferra Lionel Ferra ... Exoskeleton Coach
Manuela Aguzzi Manuela Aguzzi ... Exoskeleton Coach


Sarah is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her eight-year-old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. Her love is overpowering, unsettling. When Sarah is chosen to join the crew of a year-long space mission called Proxima, it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship.

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Action | Drama


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Did You Know?


Although Eva Green was raised in France, she attended an English-speaking school from a young age, and can speak both French and English flawlessly. Her French accent when speaking English in the movie is thus highly exaggerated. See more »


During the staff party at the beginning of the film, Mike's wife is first seen taking a picture with him and their kids. A few minutes later, they say hi and kiss as if they would meet then. See more »


Danse Macabre, op. 40
Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by The Malmö Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marc Soustrot
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User Reviews

Great movie and great acting all around
24 February 2020 | by vegeta-ohSee all my reviews

I went to see this movie expecting nothing, I didn't even know it existed. We just had free tickets to the movies... And it was actually great, Eva Green's acting I think deserved an Oscar, and the little girl acts very natural, and you feel for her. Like other reviewers said, don't expect Sci-fi, it's a very realistic depiction of an astronaut's training, no glamour here, no Hollywood super clean and modern spin on it. Just real looking people working super hard to achieve a great feat.

Tl:Dr Don't expect Sci-fi, it's a very well written family drama during a very realistic and raw depiction of an astronaut training, the acting is great too.

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Release Date:

27 November 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Vélizy, France See more »


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1.85 : 1
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