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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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Taglines:

In 1945 The Nazis Went To The Moon. In 2018 They Are Coming Back. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

More than 10 percent of funding for this film came from fans. The donors are listed in the credits. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end, when Renate Richter and Klaus Adler meet again, she makes him point his guns upwards to touch a lamp with broken bulb, so he would get an electric shock. But he was wearing gloves in this scenes and could actually not have had this shock. See more »

Quotes

Klaus Adler: Heil Hitler!
Wolfgang Kortzfleisch: Heil Kortzfleisch! Get it through your skull!
Klaus Adler: Of course... mein Führer.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Kameraden, wir kehren Heim!
Written by Karl Wilhelm Krefeld and Max Schneckenburger
Lyrics by Falk Jung-Stennulat
Arranged by Laibach
Performed by Iron Sky Choir
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Great sci-fi comedy about Nazis from the moon
4 April 2012 | by jpkwolfSee 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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