Sumuru (2003 film)

Sumuru, or Sax Rohmer's Sumuru, is a 2003 pulp science fiction film directed by Darrell Roodt and starring Alexandra Kamp and Michael Shanks. It is an update of the character Sumuru created by pulp novelist Sax Rohmer.

Directed byDarrell Roodt
Produced byHarry Alan Towers
Brigid Olen
Rola Bauer
Written byTorsten Dewi
Sax Rohmer
Peter Welbeck
Peter Jobin
StarringAlexandra Kamp
Michael Shanks
Music byGuy Farley
CinematographyGiulio Biccari
Edited byAvril Beukes
Distributed byTandem Communications
Release date
April 30, 2003
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Earth's outermost colony was forgotten for 900 years -- until now. Cut off from the rest of the universe, men have become beasts of labor -- and women rule.

Arriving on the planet Antares, Adam Wade and Jake Carpenter come with a mission and a secret. Humanity has suffered from a deadly virus that has left the women barren, and the two are to seek out the last fertile members of the human race and relocate them. When the small spaceship crashes, the two find the planet run by women and the men slaving in primitive mines, used occasionally for procreation purposes. The two astronauts have to overcome anti-male prejudice as well as earthquakes, a giant snake and opposition from snake cult priestess Taxan, but find support in the relatively rational-minded queen Sumuru, as well as her personal guard Dove and her kid brother Will.


  • Alexandra Kamp - Sumuru
  • Michael Shanks - Adam Wade
  • Simona Levin - Taxan
  • Terence Bridgett - Jake Carpenter
  • David Lazarus - Will
  • Casey B. Dolan - Dove
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