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Liquid Sky (1982)

R | | Sci-Fi | 15 April 1983 (USA)
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 female, androgynous, bisexual ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Margaret / Jimmy
... Adrian
Susan Doukas ... Sylvia
Otto von Wernherr ... Johann
Bob Brady ... Owen
Elaine C. Grove ... Katherine
Stanley Knapp ... Paul (as Stanley Knap)
Jack Adalist ... Vincent
Lloyd Ziff ... Lester
Harry Lum ... Deliveryman
... Jack
Sara Carlisle ... Nellie
Nina V. Kerova ... Designer
Alan Preston ... Photographer
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 female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, 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 to disappear. This increasingly bizarre scenario is observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who is following the aliens, and an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model. (Both models are played by Anne Carlisle, in a dual role.) Darkly funny and thoroughly weird.

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Strange Aliens having bizarre orgasms!

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Cielo líquido  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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The film won a number of Jury Prizes at film festivals. These included the the Special Jury Prize at the Manila International Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize for Visual Impact at 1983 Cartagena Film Festival, the Special Prize of the Jury at the 1982 Montréal World Film Festival and the Special Prize of the Jury at 1983 Brussels International Film Festival. See more »

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Margaret: Whether or not I like someone doesn't depend on what kind of genitals they have.
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By Anthony Philip Heinrich
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This is a weird, wonderfully bizarre film....
26 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

What a wonderful film. Bizarre, yes! But in that bizarre way that keeps you coming back to see it again and again. "Liquid Sky" is a low budget, many times cheesy, take on science-fiction, including sci-fi's penchant for social commentary. However, this film is so over-the -top, so visually primitive and so different and funny in its premise that it cannot help but endear itself to you. (Caveat: there are some brutal moments in this film, including several rape scenes; however, these events more than fit into the story of the film and do not appear to be gratuitous at all.) The whole "Punk/New Wave" sensibility that pervades this film reminded me of the humor found in "American Werewolf In London" .... (I mean a Jewish werewolf, what a wonderfully brillant comic juxtaposition.) Same here in LS with Punk/New Wave types and aliens both looking for drugs of one kind or another -- how terrifically different that is from the usual Invasion of the Body Snatchers/X-Files-colonization schtick to which we have become all to accustomed.

Visually stunning in a primitive, low-budget, indie sort of way, with an intriguing storyline and wonderful actors that carry it off.....A definite must see for those who love the bizarre. You will not be disappointed....SEE IT TODAY!!!


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