Blame that impish Finnish sense of humor
A Finnish sci-fi comedy about Nazis invading Earth has become the favorite conversation topic at this year's Berlin Film Festival.
Iron Sky is a B-movie spoof that has been screening at the Festival's sidebar event, called Panorama.
The plot revolves around a group of Nazis who escape to the moon at the end of World War II, whose descendants plan a new assault.
The film is slightly futuristic, being set in 2018, when a Nazi soldier comes face to face with a US astronaut.
Added to the farce is a US President with more than a passing resemblance to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, and a navy cruiser called the USS George W Bush.
Iron Sky's production team have appropriated the conspiracy theory that the Nazis had an advanced UFO project during World War II.
After successfully using the public to generate funding, its producers aim to launch a series of comics and licensed merchandise.
Director Timo Vuorensola (whose last work was a Star Trek pastiche called Star Wreck) describes Iron Sky as a "stupid joke" -- and it has had some pretty terrible reviews. Nonetheless, I can't wait to see it.