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Iron Sky (2012)

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The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Washington
Klaus Adler
President of the United States
Tilo Prückner ...
Doktor Richter
Michael Cullen ...
Secretary of Defence
Officer McLennan
Tom Hoßbach ...
Dieter (as Tom Hossbach)
Milo Kaukomaa ...
Vivian Schneider ...
Fang Yu ...
Chinese Representative (as Fang You)
Irshad Panjatan ...
Indian Representative


In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. Written by jarmo-puskala

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In 1945 The Nazis Went To The Moon. In 2018 They Are Coming Back. See more »


Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 April 2012 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Deu a Louca nos Nazis  »

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€7,500,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The throbbing sound of the engines of the Nazi fighter aircraft (accompanying the zeppelins) is that of the pulse-jet engine of the V-1 "Buzz Bomb". See more »


Towards the end, when Renate Richter and Klaus Adler meet again, she makes him point his guns upwards to touch a lamp with broken bulb, so he would get an electric shock. But he was wearing gloves in this scenes and could actually not have had this shock. See more »


Renate Richter: This is very simple. The world is sick, but we are the doctors. The world is anemic, but we are the vitamin. The world is weary, but we are the strength. We are here to make the world healthy once again, with hard work, with honesty, with clarity, with decency. We are the product of loving mothers and brave fathers. We are the embodiment of love and bravery! We are the gift of both God and Science. We are the answer to the question. We are the promise delivered to all mankind. For that, we ...
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References Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005) See more »


Based on The Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Arranged by Laibach
Performed by Laibach featuring Silence
Published by Mute Song
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Great sci-fi comedy about Nazis from the moon
4 April 2012 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I have followed Iron Sky since the very beginning. I loved director Timo Vuorensola's first movie Star Wreck. It was camp, funny and the space battles were epic and the story was enjoyable. So I was expecting something similar but slightly better with a bigger budget from Iron Sky.

First I have to say that the comedy and story don't disappoint. They far exceeded my expectations. The comedy is some of the best I've seen in ages and there are references to old movies (Chaplin's Dictator and Dr. Strange Love to say a few) and modern pop culture/internet culture. Where critics and internet age teens and young adults should notice different parts where to laugh. If you know both the movie becomes obviously even better.

The story of the movie has been criticized but I personally think the flow of the story and plot is perfect. I was highly entertained by the story and expected the movie to continue at least 30 minutes more when the storyline was getting close to it's end. That said because of Star Wreck I was expecting to see even more space battles. I would have loved that but I know most movie critics and some of the viewers wouldn't have liked that. The story also criticizes cleverly the American government and their politics. This very relevant point is completely missed by most critics who just ignore the movie as cheap slapstick comedy. The slapstick comedy (which is very minimal) is the worst part of the film..

This movie seems to get some fairly good reviews but doesn't seem to get the praise it truly deserves. It was made with only 7,5 million and mostly looks like a top class Hollywood production. Finland has been known from small budget dramas aimed at Finnish people which have been going through the same tired pattern for many years. There have been few more or less successful horror movies like Sauna to break the norm but nothing as incredible as Iron Sky. Hopefully Iron Sky will encourage more visionary directors and film makers to create something new. With movies like this directors and other talent pave their way to Hollywood.

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