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Aniara (2018)

R | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 17 May 2019 (USA)
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A spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe.


Pella Kagerman (as Pella Kågerman), Hugo Lilja


Pella Kagerman (as Pella Kågerman), Hugo Lilja | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emelie Garbers ... Mimaroben (as Emelie Jonsson)
Bianca Cruzeiro ... Isagel
Arvin Kananian ... Chefone
Anneli Martini Anneli Martini ... The Astronomer
Jennie Silfverhjelm Jennie Silfverhjelm ... Libidel
Emma Broomé ... Chebeba
Jamil Drissi ... The Intendent
Leon Jiber Leon Jiber ... Daisi Doody
Peter Carlberg Peter Carlberg ... Chief Engineer
Juan Rodríguez Juan Rodríguez ... The Man from Gond
David Nzinga ... Mima Host
Dakota Trancher Williams ... Tivo
Otis Castillo Ålhed Otis Castillo Ålhed ... Isagel's younger child
Dante Westergårdh Dante Westergårdh ... Isagel's younger child
Elin Lilleman Eriksson Elin Lilleman Eriksson ... Yaal


A spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe.

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A simple trip to Mars will become the journey of a lifetime


Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing images, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Based on a 1956 poem by Swedish writer Harry Martinson. See more »


Mother: [riding space elevator] Want to say bye-bye to Earth?
Child: Bye-bye, Earth...
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Follows Aniara (1960) See more »


Norjalainen unelma
by Juhana Lehtiniemi
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A difficult film to rate, but interesting nonetheless
30 December 2019 | by asandorSee all my reviews

Aniara is an interesting science fiction film about a Swedish spaceship transporting colonists to Mars, that is knocked off course ad drifts off into space. The film revolves around a number of characters and how they cope with the vastness and emptiness of space, and the difficulty with facing ones own imminent death.

Aniara is an oddity ,and difficult to fully examine, in my opinion. The film looks quite good, and has a great, science fiction soundtrack. The acting is quite good in many ways, with solid performances all around. Some of the science fiction here is interesting as well, as the film grapples with surviving in space, and all the issues that might entail. However, some of the plot points are quite silly, and the general collapse that the colonists experience feels somewhat forced or odd in certain circumstances. The film has a cerebral aspect to it, which can come across as without substance. Some aspects are interesting, some are mediocre, and some rather tame or silly.

That being said, I still enjoyed my time with this film. As the title states, this is a difficult film to rate, and transcended a like or dislike in my mind. It was certanily interesting to watch, with engaging visuals, solid acting, and an appropriate soundtrack. On the other hand, the directionless feeling of the film, and some of the quirky plot choices are a detraction. This film garners a 6/10 from me, meaning it is overall enjoyable, with a number of aspects that detract from a higher score in my mind.

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Swedish | Spanish | English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$19,297, 19 May 2019

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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