Liesel Meminger is dispatched to live with foster parents, Hans Hubermann and his strict wife Rosa. One night, a Jewish refugee called Max arrives at the Hubermanns' home and they offer him shelter in the basement.
A Russian missile strike on a defunct satellite creates a debris cloud that rips apart the Space Shuttle Explorer, stranding specialist Dr Ryan Stone in space with mission commander Matt Kowalski.
Julien Tavernier works for arms manufacturer Simon Carala and is secretly engaged in an affair with his boss's wife, Florence. They plan to kill Simon and Julien enacts the plan only to become trapped in a lift close to the incriminating crime scene.