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1 September 1972 (East Germany) See more »
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Directed by
Konrad Wolf 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Karl-Georg Egel 
Paul Wiens 

Original Music by
Joachim Werzlau 
Cinematography by
Werner Bergmann 
Film Editing by
Christa Wernicke 
Art Direction by
Karl Schneider 
Set Decoration by
Alfred Drosdek 
Costume Design by
Elli-Charlotte Löffler 
Makeup Department
Otto Banse .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hans-Joachim Schoeppe .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Englberger .... assistant director
Heinz Thiel .... assistant director
Art Department
Alfred Rehhausen .... property master: outdoor
Sound Department
Werner Klein .... sound
Special Effects by
Ernst Kunstmann .... optical effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Manfred Damm .... assistant camera
Hans Heinrich .... camera operator
Viktor Höhn .... lighting designer
Herbert Kroiss .... still photographer
Music Department
Adolf Fritz Guhl .... orchestra director
Klaus Meissner .... soloist: trumpet
Other crew
Willi Brückner .... script editor
Hans-Joachim Funk .... location manager
Tommy Mang .... subtitler: English (1999 version)

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Also Known As:
"Sun Seekers" - International (English title) (video title)
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East Germany:116 min
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Banned by DEFA during the Warsaw negotiations, 29 April 2006
Author: gjmorris from United States

Keep in mind when viewing this film that it was actually produced and set for release in 1958, not '72. DEFA banned the film because of its content regarding uranium and the nuclear arms race. The film was made while this was a hot topic, but for international diplomacy reasons, the film was banned so as not to interfere with Warsaw negotiations. Taken as a 1958 film, and not a '70s film, it becomes much better for comparison to other Konrad Wolf films and serves as a much better example of national film within the GDR at the time. As an earlier Wolf film, then, the presence of anti-fascist ideas and propaganda for the socialist state is quite present. This type of content dropped off in later Wolf films.

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