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Ikarie XB 1 PG rating

In the year 2163, a philosophical crew travel through space towards a mysterious white planet.

Science Fiction 1963 88 mins

Director: Jindrich Polák


It doesn't get much more utopian than on board the Ikarie XB-1. It is the year 2163, and the philosophical crew groove through space to minimalist lounge-core, en route to a mysterious 'white planet' orbiting Alpha Centauri. A blast from the nuclear past, and emanations from a 'dark star' bring grief, neurosis and mental breakdown into the spaceship's chic modernist interiors, but this intelligently scripted and exquisitely shot Czech adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's Magellan Cloud never loses the plot.