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"Low Earth Orbit is a zone between earth's surface and 2,000km, where we find most of our satellite system orbiting around our planet, together with the international space station."
Both protagonists grapple deeply with the troubling consequences of knowing more about their fellow humans than anyone should ever know. And the unsettling way in which audiences are invited to engage in that very same activity made so unappealing by its "heroes" imbues both films with a sense of impending doom, as though someone will soon expose our own activities as hypocritical and sordid.
This climate of unease and imminent danger runs so deeply through both films, they feel almost like chapters of the same story. And yet, it is in the profound differences between the films' main characters that the kinship between their messages becomes most clear.