Tides (film)

Tides (also known as The Colony) is a 2021 English-language German-Swiss science fiction thriller film directed and written by Tim Fehlbaum. The film stars Nora Arnezeder, Iain Glen, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, and Joel Basman.[1]

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Film poster
Directed byTim Fehlbaum
Screenplay by
  • Tim Fehlbaum
  • Mariko Minoguchi
Produced by
  • Thomas Wöbke
  • Philipp Trauer
  • Ruth Waldburger
  • Constanze Guttmann
CinematographyMarkus Förderer
Edited byAndreas Menn
Music byLorenz Dangel
  • BerghausWöbke Filmproduktion
  • Vega Film
  • Constantin Film
Distributed by
Release dates
  • March 1, 2021 (2021-03-01) (Berlinale)
  • August 26, 2021 (2021-08-26) (Germany)
  • August 27, 2021 (2021-08-27) (North America)
Running time
104 min
  • Germany
  • Switzerland

The film had its worldwide premiere at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


In the not too-distant future, after a global catastrophe has wiped out nearly all of humanity on Earth, Blake, an elite astronaut from Space Colony Kepler-209, must make a decision that will seal the fate of the people on both planets.[3]


The cast include:[4]


On February 11, 2021, Berlinale announced that the film would have its worldwide premiere at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival in the Berlinale Special section.[5] The film was made available on Netflix in the US on January 11, 2022.[6]


Critical responseEdit

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 43% approval rating based on 21 reviews, with an average rating of 5.4/10.[7] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 48 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews."[8]


Award Category Nominee(s) Result
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival Audience RTS Award Tim Fehlbaum Won
Imaging The Future Award for Best Design Production Julian R. Wagner Won
Best Feature Film Tim Fehlbaum Nominated
Bavarian Film Awards Best Directing Tim Fehlbaum Won
Best Cinematography Markus Förderer Won
German Film Award Best Sound Lars Ginzel, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler Nominated
Best Film Score Lorenz Dangel Won
Best Production Design Julian R. Wagner Won
Best Costume Design Leonie Zykan Nominated
Best Makeup Sabine Schumann Won
Best Visual Effects Denis Behnke Won


  1. ^ Hopewell, John (February 11, 2021). "Saban Films Acquires Constantin's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Tides,' Horror Reboot 'Wrong Turn' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  2. ^ Grater, Tom (February 11, 2021). "Berlinale Unveils Competition Line-Up: New Pics From Daniel Bruhl, Celine Sciamma, Radu Jude, Xavier Beauvois & Hong Sang-soo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  3. ^ "TIDES – BerghausWöbke Filmproduktion GmbH" (in de-DE). Retrieved 2021-02-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  4. ^ "Film and TV Projects Going Into Production - Tides". Variety Insight. Archived from the original on March 21, 2021. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  5. ^ Roxborough, Scott (February 11, 2021). "Berlin Film Festival Unveils Competition Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  6. ^ "'Tides' (The Colony) Making SVOD Debut on Netflix US in January 2022". What's on Netflix. December 14, 2021.
  7. ^ "The Colony (2021)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved September 13, 2021.
  8. ^ "The Colony Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 13, 2021.

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