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Director:
Writers:
Angel Vagenshtain (book)
Willi Brückner (literary adaptation)
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Release Date:
21 September 1972 (East Germany) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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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Cast

  (in credits order)
Cox Habbema ... Prof. Maria Scholl
Ivan Andonov ... Daniel Lagny (as Iwan Andonov)
Rolf Hoppe ... Prof. Oli Tal
Vsevolod Sanayev ... 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)
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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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Runtime:
Germany:78 min (TV) | East Germany:82 min
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Color:
Color (ORWO-Color)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
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The trick sequences with spaceship models were filmed upside down, so there would be no visible wires above in the finished film.See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good., 16 July 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This film is set in the future and space travel is much more commonplace. There are space stations and ships all throughout our solar system and there is a certain predictability about such travel. However, suddenly several ships disappear and are assumed lost. The space authorities on Earth are so concerned that they put a halt to all space travel until they can unravel this mystery--ships DON'T just disappear!

When most people think of sci-fi films, they usually don't think about East German. However, this nation produced several that were surprisingly good. Now you must understand, however, that this was NOT Hollywood. The budgets were not nearly as large and so the sets looked a little less sophisticated--but considering everything, they actually did a good job with the money they had. Quality-wise this film looks rather similar to ITV's "UFO" series from the same era.

As for the style film, I wasn't thrilled with how the plot bounced around so much--from the past to the present. It made the film a bit confusing at first. However, the plot itself was excellent--bringing up some wonderful points about just how far other intelligent life might be from our planet. Unlike most sci-fi movies where they go from one planetary system to another in what seems like minutes, this film realizes such a journey would really take several lifetimes. The utter loneliness and commitment to such a project was well captured here and the film really makes you think.

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