HUFFINGTON POST
03/06/2012 06:16 pm ET

'Iron Sky' Movie Tells Story Of Nazis In Space (VIDEO)

Is Germany ready to laugh at its horrific past?

That question, or perhaps some subtler version of it, lies at the heart of this TIME article about the Finnish sci-fi comedy "Iron Sky."

Slated to be released in Germany this April, the B-movie's website explains the plot:

In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded 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.

Later, when an American astronaut lands near the clandestine Nazi base, the "Moon Führer" decides it's time to take over the earth, according to the film's description.

The movie has received a lot of attention in Germany, TIME explains, though some aren't sure it will be received warmly.

"Even 66 years after the end of the war, I'm afraid you still can't make jokes about Nazis in Germany," Lutz Göllner, media editor at Berlin's Zitty Listings magazine, told TIME.

The magazine also notes that the Mel Brooks' comedy "The Producers" was banned in Germany for many years.

The Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reports that "Iron Sky" will get a limited release in the United States.

Check out the movie's trailer here.

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