2056, far, far away from the Earth. Hannah and Gavin are sent to the Rubikon space station to work on the promising research of geneticist Dimitri Krylow. The latter has succeeded in cultivating genetically modified algae that provide energy, oxygen and food. In short, perfect self-sufficiency! In the meantime, the previous crew returns to Earth. But a huge brown fog starts to envelop our blue planet and instantly kills all the passengers of the capsule. On board of the Rubikon, the vibe is pretty downbeat. The three survivors just witnessed the collapse of the entire terrestrial ecosystem. And they don’t know if they’re the only humans still alive. Weeks and then months go by and the precious algae keep growing. But then, one day, they receive a call for help from Earth. There’s still life on the doomed globe. But their euphoria quickly turns into doubt, as they’re faced with a dilemma. Either they rush headfirst into the toxic mist or they stay put in the endless immensity of space.
The directorial debut of the only 34-year-old Carinthian born filmmaker Leni Lauritsch is narratively and visually convincing. Equally noteworthy is the production performance of Graf Film (Klagenfurt), that played a leading role in the realization. The resuIt is stylishly staged genre cinema that doesn’t need to shy away from comparisons to international sci-fi productions.
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