Iron Sky's movie poster
A scene from the film 'Iron Sky'
Iron Sky's movie poster

Spoof Nazi sci-fi film hits Berlin despite hurdles

Wacky Finnish comedy 'Iron Sky' about Nazis plotting to attack planet Earth surprises filmgoers at 62nd annual Berlin International Film Festival. Israel's 'Sharqiya' also débuts

BERLIN – A wacky Finnish comedy called "Iron Sky," about a group of Nazis plotting to attack planet Earth, took everyone by surprise at the 62nd annual Berlin International Film Festival this week.


In the movie, Nazi scientists and commanders set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945, just before Germany's defeat during World War II, where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018.


Watch "Iron Sky" trailer:



In 2018, the United States' president is a Sarah Palin type of mad woman. Meanwhile, on the moon, a Nazi general and his spouse plot their takeover, and the only other person which now about their plan is an African-American astronaut, which everyone considers to be insane.


הנאצים חוזרים במסכות חלל

Nazis return with space masks


The film, written and directed by Timo Vuorensola, combines the trashy esthetics of B-list space flicks from the 1950's as well as "Naked Gun" type of humor.


Another film to début was "Sharqiya," an Israeli film directed by Ami Livne. The film depicts a Bedouin security guard, played by Adnan Abu Wadi, working at Beersheba's central bus station who one day discovers the Israeli authorities have issued a demolition order to tear down his family's home, a tin shack, in the Negev. In an attempt to create public awareness to the Bedouin population's distressful situation, he decided to become a national hero.


מתוך "שרקייה". בסגנון האחים דארדן (צילום: עמית ברלוביץ') 

A scene from 'Sharqiya' (Photo: Amit Berlovich)


"Sharqiya" is not the first film to about the Bedouin community. Danny Verete's "Yellow Asphalt," released in 2001, also described the community's way of life and conflict with Israeli Jews.


This appears to be a new trend in Israeli cinema, as a few other upcoming films about Bedouins are currently in the making.


Reuters contibuted to this report




פרסום ראשון: 02.16.12, 15:03
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