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Joachim Hellwig (dramatisation)
Gottfried Kolditz (writer)
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1 July 1976 (East Germany) See more »
After a six year journey, the Spaceship Cyrno lands on the planet TEM 4 from where they had received a call for help... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Wo ist RONK?, 14 March 2004
Author: iggman from Lund, Sweden

This is one of very few existing East-German sci-fi flicks, and it's certainly not lost its value of entertainment over the years. On the contrary, the film repeatedly makes the audience laugh hysterically, although sometimes without the intention of being funny.

The plot is quite simple: A crew of cosmonauts land on a foreign planet, investigating a radio signal, sent out asking for help. They reception they get from the native people on the arrival is however not as friendly as it first seems. Something fishy seems to be taking place underneath the planet's surface.

The film apparently had a reasonably high budget and some of the clothes and settings are actually cool. It's VERY much seventies, but not so much in a bad way. There is also some totally unprovoked nudity and the characters are hilarious.

I think probably most people should be able to enjoy this film in some aspect, at least those of us who still have a sense of humor childish enough to laugh at East-German bearded spacemen named RONK.

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