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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Renate Richter
... James Washington
... Klaus Adler
... Wolfgang Kortzfleisch
... Vivian Wagner
... President of the United States
Tilo Prückner ... Doktor Richter
... Secretary of Defence
... Officer McLennan
... Sanders
Tom Hoßbach ... Dieter (as Tom Hossbach)
Milo Kaukomaa ... Siegfried
Vivian Schneider ... Brunhilde
Fang Yu ... Chinese Representative (as Fang You)
Irshad Panjatan ... Indian Representative
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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. Written by jarmo-puskala

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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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4 April 2012 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Deu a Louca nos Nazis  »

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€7,500,000 (estimated)

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€476,081 (Finland), 8 April 2012, Limited Release
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A tribute to 'Pink Floyd' is made by using synthesizer effects for barely a few seconds from the band's track "On the Run" from their album Dark Side of the Moon (which is where the Nazis made base). The music can be heard just after the scene where the Earth fleet departs for the moon. See more »

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At the end, when the camera pans up from the Moon base to view Earth through the crater created by the Gotterdammerung, we see Earth three-quarter covered in shadow; in the next shot, when the camera reverses its position and tracks backward from the moon over Earth we see the sun rise up behind the Moon, effectively creating a lunar eclipse. Were that the case we should have seen Earth as a full disc with no shadow in the first shot. See more »

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President of the United States: Okay who didn't arm their spaceship?
[Finland's representative slowly raises his hand]
President of the United States: Great, great. That's just great...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) 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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Great sci-fi comedy about Nazis from the moon
4 April 2012 | by See 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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