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Year: 2019
Original Title: Prisoners of the Moon
Length: 75 minutes
Genre: Documentary, History
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: July 05 2019


Ranking: 10,386 out of 15,282 movies (up 1279)


6.0 by 1 media


'Prisoners of the Moon' is a documentary that turn upside down the history of Moon landing. It tells the story of Arthur Rudolph, one of the 100 Nazi V2 rocket's engineers who was secretly brought to America in 1945 to work on the Cold War missile programme. Rudolph became a key figure in NASA's race into space; but in 1990 was arrested in Toronto, suspicious of being a war criminal. With the help of dramatizing Arthur Rudolph's trial by previously unseen transcripts, the revelatory documentary draws enters into archive footage, expert witness interviews and the testimony of Jean Michel, a slave labour survivor of the subterranean wartime V2 factory. This is the story of America's desperation to beat Russia to the moon at all costs, and of the decades-long journey to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of 20,000 slave laborers in the V2 rocket factory and its Concentration Camp. Hide full plot... Show full plot

Cast Prisoners of the Moon

Jim Norton

Jim Norton

Arthur Rudolph

Cathy Belton

Cathy Belton

Barbara Kulaszka



Trivia Prisoners of the Moon

The film' release coincides with the 50th anniversary of the man landing on the Moon. It was the 16th of July of 1969. The documentary looks for asking whether Rudolph was a scientific hero used by the Nazi regime or a leader in the slavery programme that let 20.000 war prisioners die in a subterranean rocket factory. The documentary's idea is based on a radio play by journalist Nick Snow. In that play, the journalist said that US citizen don't know that fact of nazi scientists helping the Americans to win the space war. The film is co-written and co-produced by Nick Snow.