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Liquid Sky (1982)

Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac ... See full summary »

Director:

Slava Tsukerman

Writers:

Slava Tsukerman (original screenplay), Anne Carlisle (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Carlisle ... Margaret / Jimmy
Paula E. Sheppard ... Adrian
Susan Doukas Susan Doukas ... Sylvia
Otto von Wernherr Otto von Wernherr ... Johann
Bob Brady Bob Brady ... Owen
Elaine C. Grove Elaine C. Grove ... Katherine
Stanley Knapp Stanley Knapp ... Paul (as Stanley Knap)
Jack Adalist Jack Adalist ... Vincent
Lloyd Ziff Lloyd Ziff ... Lester
Harry Lum Harry Lum ... Deliveryman
Roy MacArthur ... Jack
Sara Carlisle Sara Carlisle ... Nellie
Nina V. Kerova Nina V. Kerova ... Designer
Alan Preston Alan Preston ... Photographer
Christine Hatfull Christine Hatfull ... Hair Stylist
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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, who's also a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model's casual sex partners begin disappearing. This increasingly bizarre scenario's observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who's following the aliens, and an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model (both models are played by Anne Carlisle). Darkly funny and thoroughly weird.

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Strange Aliens having bizarre orgasms!

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Only four members of the crew (the director, his wife, the cinematographer and the camera operator) were Russian. Everyone else was American. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: [to the aliens] Hey, you! Hey, you! What's with these glass arrows, Indian? I can't have all these bodies. Corpses. All these corpses here. All these dead people. Please, no more bodies.
[Paul's body disappears]
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Soundtracks

Me and My Rhythm Box
Music by Anatoli Gerasimov (as Anatole Gerasimov) & Helene Zvereva (as Helena Zvereva)
Lyrics by Slava Tsukerman
Performed by Paula E. Sheppard
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Underground Sci-Fi
29 August 2004 | by paulorcbarrosSee all my reviews

"Liquid Sky" (1982 - 114 minutes), film written, produced and directed by the Russian director Slava Tsukerman, can be considered a classic underground cinema full of fantastic realism. Liquid Sky means "heroin" in the New York slang of that time. This is a scientific fiction movie whose scene is the world of the fashion and the heavy drugs in Manhattan.

The plot seems comic but the result is surprising: a flying saucer lands on the penthouse's roof of a famous model called Margareth [the actress Anne Carlisle, who also interprets the androgynous model Jimmy]. A very small alien creature hidden in a spaceship of the size and format of a little signature TV antenna, captures the energies of the place, earning force through a substance produced in the human brain at the moment of orgasm. So, the extraterrestrial exterminates one by one, the partners of the model. These events are followed by a German astrophysicist that also researches Ufology. The film presents a savage sense of humor and an elaborated visual technique through blown up colors, fluorescent makeup, melting forms, many neon and ultraviolet lights.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1983 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Color (TVC)

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1.85 : 1
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