Iron Sky: The Coming Race – Finland/Germany, 2018

‘The ugly truth about mankind is about to be revealed…’

Iron Sky: The Coming Race is a Finnish-German science fiction action feature film directed by Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky). The movie stars Julia Dietze, Udo Kier, Lara Rossi, Tom Green, Stephanie Paul, Jukka Hilden and Kari Ketonen.

The soundtrack score was composed by Laibach.

Plot:

Over twenty years after a nuclear war, Earth has become an inhospitable place. The last survivors have rallied together on the former moon base, with many refugees from Earth among them. Over the years a large human colony has formed, with its own fascist government and religions, including the Jobists, a cult that formed around the teachings of Steve Jobs and their leader (Tom Green).

But the ageing base is deteriorating and due to the damage the moon received in the nuclear war, its time is running out. Obi Washington (Lara Rossi), the daughter of Renate Richter (Julia Dietze) and James Washington, finds out that there may be other survivors hidden in an underground city at the centre of the earth with the means to save the base and decides to travel to earth to seek help.

However, Obi Washington and a ragtag band of explorers find at the centre of the earth are not even human—they stumble upon a prehuman world of dinosaurs ruled by the Vril, a race of reptilians led by Adolf Hitler in his true reptilian form…

Release:

Originally announced for a 14 February 2018, but this had to be postponed. It is now scheduled to be released on 16 January 2019 at the Fan World Premiere in Helsinki, Finland.

Cast and characters:

  • Julia Dietze … Renate Richter
  • Udo Kier … Wolfgang Kortzfleisch
  • Lara Rossi … Obi Washington
  • Tom Green … Donald
  • Stephanie Paul … the President of the United States (a parody of Sarah Palin) who is secretly a Vril
  • Jukka Hilden … Vril Jesus Christ
  • Kari Ketonen … Vril Vladimir Putin
  • Kit Dale … Malcolm
  • John Flanders … Gary
  • Ricky Watson … Steve Petersen
  • Vladimir Burlakov … Sasha
  • Kari Berg … Lena the Jobsist
  • Duta Skhirtladze … Vril Joseph Stalin
  • Abbas Shirafkan … Vril Osama bin Laden
  • Francesco Italiano … Vril Caligula
  • Gaëtan Wenders … Vril Steve Jobs
  • Amanda Wolzak … Vril Margaret Thatcher
  • Muya Lubambu Tshinioka … Vril Idi Amin
  • Vasco De Beukelaer … Vril Mao Zedong

Trivia:

The film was crowdfunded through Indiegogo.

A major inspiration of the content (and the title) is the Vril conspiracy theory.

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