The plot of Iron Sky is fantastic, to say the least. In the movie, during the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space programme evades destruction by fleeing to the dark side of the moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers and reinvade earth.
Full of special effects and dark humour, Iron Sky played to sell-out crowds when first shown at the Berlin film festival Berlinale in February.
The Finnish premiere in Kajaani on the 13th of this month, will also include a 45 minute discussion session during which the film's makers will answer questions and tell the audience about the development and production processes during the making of the movie.
The primarily English-language film has been produced by Blind Spot Pictures and Energia Productions in Finland, and co-produced by 27 Films in Germany and New Holland Pictures in Australia. Principal photography took place in Germany in November-December 2010 and in Australia in January-February 2011.