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Joachim Hellwig (dramatisation)
Gottfried Kolditz (writer)
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Release Date:
1 July 1976 (East Germany) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Jana Brejchová ... Akala
Alfred Struwe ... Suko
Ekkehard Schall ... Chief
Milan Beli ... Ronk
Silvia Popovici ... Illik (as Sylvia Popovici)
Violeta Andrei ... Rall
Leon Niemczyk ... Thob
Regine Heintze ... Miu
Mihai Mereuta ... Kte
Stefan Mihailescu-Braila ... Xik
Aurelia Dumitrescu ... Chta
Zephi Alsec

Directed by
Gottfried Kolditz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joachim Hellwig  dramatisation
Gottfried Kolditz  writer

Original Music by
Karl-Ernst Sasse 
Cinematography by
Peter Süring 
Film Editing by
Christa Helwig 
Production Design by
Gerhard Helwig 
Costume Design by
Katrin Johnsen 
Makeup Department
Bernhard Kalisch .... makeup artist
Regina Reinhard .... makeup artist
Production Management
Werner Fritzsche .... assistant production manager
Helmut Klein .... production leader
Horst Schmidt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sigrid Meyer .... assistant director
Art Department
Hans-Joachim Schwarz .... set builder
Peter Zakrzewski .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Chris Müller .... sound (as Christian Müller)
Christfried Sobczyk .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Kurt Marks .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Dieter Lück .... camera operator
Heinz Pufahl .... assistant camera
Other crew
Cornel Patrichi .... choreographer
Inka Unverzagt .... choreographer

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95 min
Color (ORWO-Color)

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According to director of photography Peter Süring, the scenes in Romania (mud volcanoes and salt mines) were the first to be shot. The film laboratory at the Romanian National Film Studios in Buftea were used to processing Eastman Kodak stock, and were initially unable to process the East German ORWO negative. After re-calibrating the Romanian lab equipment, it was able to process the ORWO stock, albeit with a soft contrast look that the director and DP liked. As a result, all of the footage subsequently shot at the Babelsberg Studios in East Germany was shipped on a daily basis to Romania for processing.See more »


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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Ronk rules, 23 September 2005
Author: HEFILM from French Polynesia

This has a kind of Japanese Sci Fi craziness to it and a wanna be Star Trek plot. Creative, silly, constantly surprising, if better known it would be a major cult movie perhaps it will be one now that it is getting a DVD release. This is a pretty large scale production with at least a thousand extras in one scene and some huge location work. The costumes are typically over colorful and practically pop off the screen. Add to all this a number of outlandish alien dance numbers, purple hair,live snakes, a splash of full frontal female nudity, and of course the evil Ronk--who looks like James Cameron did in 1985 and you have a must see. Almost every other scene has some totally crazy left turn moment or element you won't see coming. Also a bonus the strangeo music and goofy sound FX that go right along with the over the top acting and strange blocking. Actors will suddenly sit down on the floor in the middle of a scene while talking for no reason. Don't pass let this film pass you by.

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