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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.

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Pella Kagerman (as Pella Kågerman), Hugo Lilja

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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
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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.

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

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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

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

Quotes

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

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Spaceship Accelerating to Mars; Human Nature takes Control
22 September 2018 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

"There is protection against almost everything, against fire and damage through storm and cold, but there is no protection against humanity," said Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson, upon whose poem this film is based. On a spaceship accelerating to Mars from the ruined earth, people shop, eat and - with the help of virtual reality - dream as they always have done. When the ship veers off course, crew leaders try to keep the passengers from learning the truth. Power struggles ensue, fantasies and fears displace reality, and the ship starts to resemble (gasp!) a mini city on earth. Caught in the middle of the chaos and the factions is a cheerful woman who tries to make the best of the unfortunate circumstances. If only her companions would let her.

Poignant and relevant to contemporary culture, directors Kagerman and Lilja adapt the poem remarkably well to the screen. The film is wonderful for what it says about human nature. The salient moral is that technology is not fail safe, and only as good as the powers who wield it. The film is hampered by a skimpy budget, shaky camera work and bad transitions, but overall the acting is believable, and it is a fascinating glimpse at the human talent for avoiding reality, for better or worse, in whatever sphere we happen to occupy. World premiere seen at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.


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Opening Weekend USA:

$19,297, 19 May 2019

Gross USA:

$40,124

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,124
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