10 June 2009


Directed by: Duncan Jones
Written by: Nathan Parker
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An exploration of space madness, the modern married man and corporate ethics, Moon stars Sam Rockwell and Sam Rockwell. The beloved indie actor plays Sam Bell (rhymes with Sam Rockwell), an exhaustion-eyed employee of a green corporation sitting in a tin can far above the world, on a three-year contract to manage, solo, a clean-energy mining operation on the far side of earth's only satellite. Showing his range, the always-remarkable Rockwell also plays a healthier, angrier and three-years-younger version of Bell, a clone who turns up when Bell One is injured on the job and wakes up in sickbay.

A glum, existential, psycho-philosophical mystery rooted in the tropes of retro sci-fi, the wonderful feature debut of director Jones, né Zowie Bowie, boasts a conspicuous debt of influence to 2001, both in its outer space contemplativeness and the tactility of its pale production design...

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