Take a gander at the first 5 minutes (okay, so it’s more like the first 4 and a half minutes) of the German sci-fi action-comedy “Iron Sky”, which made its triumphant North American debut at SXSW this week. For those who didn’t catch it, I wouldn’t fret, the film looks like it has the makings of a cult hit, and cult hits always end up Stateside sooner or later.
World War II did not end with complete defeat for the Nazis – some of them managed to utilize their secret technologies to flee to the dark side of the Moon.
There, deep within their swastika fortress, Schwarze Sonne, they have plotted the reconquest of the Earth for over 70 years. In 2018, the flagship of their space armada, the gigantic Götterdämmerung, is nearing completion, but when the next American crewed moon mission lands too close to the Nazi base for comfort, the plans are rushed forward.
Starring Udo Kier, Kym Jackson, Julia Dietze, and directed Timo Vuorensola.