Starship Troopers

Local title
Tähesõdalased
Director
Paul Verhoeven
Country
USA
Year
1997
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
HÕFF Special Screenings
Genre
adapted screenplay, horror, science fiction
Subject
Society, war, youth

Starship Troopers is a 1997 American satirical military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier, originally from an unrelated script called Bug Hunt at Outpost Nine, but eventually licensing the name Starship Troopers, from a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein.

The story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry, a futuristic military unit. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to NCO and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an insectoid species known as "Arachnids".

Starship Troopers was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998. Director Verhoeven says his satirical use of irony and hyperbole is "playing with fascism or fascist imagery to point out certain aspects of American society... of course, the movie is about 'Let's all go to war and let's all die.'" In 2012, Slant Magazine ranked the film #20 on its list of the 100 Best Films of the 1990s.

Director
Paul Verhoeven
Screenwriter
Edward Neumeier
Cast
Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Michael Ironside, Jake Busey
Producer
Jon Davison, Alan Marshall
DoP
Jost Vacano
Editor
Mark Goldblatt, Caroline Ross
Music
Basil Poledouris
Production
Big Bug Pictures, Digital Image Associates
Distributor
Filmbank Media
World sales
TriStar Pictures
Runtime
Language
English
Subtitles
English
Director
Paul Verhoeven

Screenings

Rõdusaal Haapsalu Kultuurikeskus
ScreeningTähesõdalased
SubtitlesEnglish
Intro byRalf Sauter
Trailer