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Release Date:
21 September 1972 (East Germany) See more »
Eight space cargo-ships disappear without a trace within three days. And the orbit station "Margot" has suddenly fallen silent... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Attack The Bloc: Twitch Presents Herrmann Zschoche's Eolomea
 (From Twitch. 17 February 2012, 6:30 AM, PST)

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  (in credits order)
Cox Habbema ... Prof. Maria Scholl
Ivan Andonov ... Daniel Lagny (as Iwan Andonov)
Rolf Hoppe ... Prof. Oli Tal
Vsevolod Sanaev ... Kun, the pilot (as Wsewolod Sanajew)
Petar Slabakov ... Pierre Brodsky (as Peter Slabakow)
Wolfgang Greese ... Chairman
Holger Mahlich ... Navigator
Benjamin Besson ... Capt. Sima Kun
Evelyn Opoczynski ... Scholl's co-worker
Justus Fritzsche ... Griva
Heidemarie Schneider ... Sima Kun's adjutant
Arndt-Michael Schade ... 1st Rescue technician
Harald Wandel ... 2nd Rescue technician
Jürgen Scharfenberg ... 3rd Rescue technician
Ivan Ivanov ... Receptionist (as Iwan Iwanow)
Herbert Dirmoser ... 1st Councillor
Kurt Höhne ... 2nd Councillor
Karl-Heinz Danowski ... Young scientist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manfred Krug ... Daniel Lagny (voice) (uncredited)
Hans-Dieter Leinhos ... Pierre Brodsky (voice) (uncredited)
Walter Richter-Reinick ... Kun (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Herrmann Zschoche 
Writing credits
Angel Vagenshtain (book) (as Angel Wagenstein)

Willi Brückner (literary adaptation)

Original Music by
Günther Fischer 
Cinematography by
Günter Jaeuthe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Helga Gentz 
Production Design by
Erich Krüllke 
Werner Pieske 
Costume Design by
Barbara Müller 
Makeup Department
Christa Grewald .... makeup artist
Lothar Stäglich .... makeup artist
Rosemarie Stäglich .... makeup artist
Production Management
Dorothea Hildebrandt .... production manager
Gerrit List .... unit production manager
Horst Schmidt .... unit production manager
Hans-Uwe Wardeck .... unit production manager
Ursula Dombrowski .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eleonore Dressel .... assistant director
Art Department
Peter Gericke .... set maker
Jochen Hamann .... set constructor
Adolf Kilian .... props: exterieur
Günter Kriewitz .... set constructor
Hans-Joachim Schwarz .... set maker
Harald Welzel .... set constructor
Sound Department
Georg Gutschmidt .... sound
Günther Witt .... sound
Special Effects by
Günter Malinowski .... special effects
Kurt Marks .... special effects
Boris Travkin .... special effects (as Boris Trawkin)
Siegfried Wunsch .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Horst Bochow .... gaffer
Detlev Hertelt .... assistant cameraman
Alexander Kühn .... still photographer
Wilfried Riemer .... electronic advisor
Kurt Schulze .... assistant cameraman

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Germany:78 min (TV) | East Germany:82 min
Color (ORWO-Color)
Aspect Ratio:
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The trick sequences with spaceship models were filmed after hours and at night because the models tended to vibrate strongly due to normal traffic inside and outside the building.See more »


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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Why Deny It? It is Incredibly Stupid., 28 September 2012
Author: Sturgeon54 from United States

Communist East Germany. Great Filmmaking. Stellar technology and science fiction. Do these things seem to fit together in any conceivable way? No, they do not.

Why the DVD production company has the nerve to even compare "Eolomea" with the likes of Tarkovsky's "Solaris" or "2001" is beyond me. At best, this "lost classic" is more like an Austin Powers / Benny Hill rendition of a serious space epic, with a Burt Bacharach soundtrack and plenty of lava lamp space imagery. Movies like this were what "Mystery Science Theater 3000" in the 1990s was made for.

Others here have attempted to explain the storyline , which is so convoluted and fragmented throughout that there is not a shred of suspense or even empathy for the characters. Strangely enough, I still think this movie does have one important historical value: like a representation of Communism itself, it shows what at the time must have been wild scientific/philosophical idealism in its home country, but in hindsight is just robots made of ugly hunks of metal junk and astronauts with holes in their socks.

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