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The Rocket Post (2004)

A German rocket scientist arrives on a small Scotish island in the mid 1930s. He's there to run tests on a new type of rocket that is to be used for mail delivery between the island and the... See full summary »

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... Gerhard Zucher
... Catriona Mackay
... Jimmy Roach
... Thomas McKinnon
... Charles Ilford
... Heinz Dombrowsky
... Angus MacKay
... James MacLeod
... Alex Miln
... Sir Wilson Ramsay
Niall Maclennan ... James Maclellan
Alasdair Maclennan ... Paul Maclellan
Tim Barlow ... Hector McDougal
Iain MacRae ... Islander 1
Lewis Iain MacNeill ... Islander 2
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A German rocket scientist arrives on a small Scotish island in the mid 1930s. He's there to run tests on a new type of rocket that is to be used for mail delivery between the island and the mainland. Initially he's met with scepticism, but slowly the islanders come to like and trust him. One of the young women falls in love with him, but with WWII around the corner life gets complicated.

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24 November 2006 (UK)  »

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El inventor alemán  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Excellent Story and Endearing Characters.
26 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at the 2004 Stony Brook Film Festival in NY and it was very warmly received. In this pre-WW2 film, a pair of German rocket scientists are working on the Scottish Isle of Scarp as war looms on the horizon. The characters encountered on the island are priceless in their creation and their portrayal. Shauna MacDonald is particularly memorable

After getting up to speed on the "Scootish" accents, the viewer feel right at home with these folk who watch with amusement as the Germans work to link their isle with the mainland via a rocket-based mail delivery. As implausible as it seems, this film was based on an actual story.

All in all, a memorable film that will stay with you for some time thanks to its casting, its story or its scenery.


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