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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.

Director:

Timo Vuorensola

Writers:

Jarmo Puskala (original concept), Johanna Sinisalo (based on a story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Dietze ... Renate Richter
Christopher Kirby ... James Washington
Götz Otto ... Klaus Adler
Udo Kier ... Wolfgang Kortzfleisch
Peta Sergeant ... Vivian Wagner
Stephanie Paul ... President of the United States
Tilo Prückner Tilo Prückner ... Doktor Richter
Michael Cullen ... Secretary of Defence
Kym Jackson ... Officer McLennan
Ben Siemer ... Sanders
Tom Hoßbach Tom Hoßbach ... Dieter (as Tom Hossbach)
Milo Kaukomaa Milo Kaukomaa ... Siegfried
Vivian Schneider Vivian Schneider ... Brunhilde
Fang Yu Fang Yu ... Chinese Representative (as Fang You)
Irshad Panjatan Irshad Panjatan ... Indian Representative
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Storyline

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. When American astronaut James Washington puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Washington claims the mission is just a publicity stunt for the President of the United States, but what else could the man be but a scout for the imminent attack by Earth forces? The Fourth Reich must act. Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler and idealistic Renate Richter, travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities.

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We Come In Peace See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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

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Country:

Finland | Germany | Australia

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

4 April 2012 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Deu a Louca nos Nazis See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€476,081 (Finland), 8 April 2012, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Washington, after he has been "albinised", is trying to respond to the Nazi salute while in a wheelchair is a nod/parody to Stanley Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)'. See more »

Goofs

All weaponry reliant on explosive charges in a vacuum would make no sound and yet when the Washingtons colleague and the lunar module meet their demise on the moon using the luger and RPG, you can hear the gunshot, grenade launch, and the explosion of the LM. See more »

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James Washington: Remember me? The moon spook you turned into a snowflake?
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There is a post-credits scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

A Director's Cut version has been released on Netflix Nordic with 20 minutes of scenes not seen in the theatrical version. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Iron Sky: Invasion (2012) See more »

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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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Yes We Can!
16 March 2012 | by ttapolaSee all my reviews

"Anyone familiar with Star Wreck?" director Timo Vuorensola asked today on an 'Iron Sky on Tour' screening. What seemed like everyone in the sold-out screening raised their hands.

"Anyone familiar with Moon Nazis?" he then asked. Somewhere in the back, someone raised their hand.

"You know, we did a survey and there *actually* are people in the real world who do believe there are Nazis on the dark side of the Moon. Oh, and the genre of this movie is Diesel-punk." (This from my memory - and translated into English.)

With this in mind, you know this movie is comparable to the immortal Airplane! and the best of the Python movies. Except that with barely 7.5M euros, the filmmakers have created a movie that contains, as the director explained, about as much CGI shots as Transformers: Dark of the Moon (now *that* reference must be very intentional as this is definitely the better movie) and looks about as good as a 2D version of that movie.

So, the camp humor may not be to some people's liking, but if you like camp, this is a nearly-perfect sci-fi specimen of the genre. In all categories of movie-making from script to screen, this is a triumph. Only nitpicks would complain. It's so hilarious, the audience roared in laughter throughout and even applauded in the middle of the movie. No one did that in a screening of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Not only "may" this be the cult hit of the year, it would be *very* surprising if the rest of the year brought along a bigger cult hit. This is a 9/10. Miss this at your peril. Or if you just lack a sense of humour and/or hate non-serious sci-fi.


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