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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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Get Ready, The Fourth Reich Is Here. See more »


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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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There's a swastika shaped hopscotch course at ground just before James Washington opens the airlock. See more »


At the beginning of the movie, the far side of the moon is in daylight, and just before the Klaus and his entourage leave for Earth shortly thereafter, the sun is just setting. However, when the exploratory ship arrives on Earth, the moon is full - that is, the near side is fully lit. Since the length of a day on the moon is actually almost a month, it would take weeks for this change to occur, when the implied length of time in the film is at most a couple of days. See more »


Doktor Richter: [referring to the Smartphone obtained from Washington] I invented this cable to connect this machine with our main computer. I call it Universal Systematic Binding - USB for short.
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Referenced in Moon Nazis (2012) See more »


Under the Iron Sky
Written by Tapani Siirtola, Joonas Naskalin (as Joonas Naskali) and Kaiti Kink
Arranged by Laibach
Performed by Laibach featuring Mina Spiler
Additional Arrangements by ITurk and Slavko Arsenik Ml. (as Slavko Avsenik Jr.)
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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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