IMDb > Das Arche Noah Prinzip (1984)

Das Arche Noah Prinzip (1984) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
5.1/10   708 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Das Arche Noah Prinzip on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
24 February 1984 (West Germany) See more »
Near the end of the 20th century, WMDs (weapons of mass destruction) are retired. However, certain factions plan to use a science space station as a weapon against each other. The astronauts inside will decide the world's fate. | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Nowhere fast See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)
Richy Müller ... Billy Hayes
Franz Buchrieser ... Max Marek
Aviva Joel ... Eva Thompson
Matthias Fuchs ... Felix Kronenberg
Nikolas Lansky ... Gregor Vandenburg
Matthias Heller ... Security Guard (as Matias Heller)

Directed by
Roland Emmerich 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roland Emmerich 

Produced by
Bernd Eichinger .... co-producer
Roland Emmerich .... co-producer
Wolfgang Längsfeld .... producer
Hans Weth .... producer
Peter Zenk .... producer
Original Music by
Hubert Bartholomae 
Cinematography by
Egon Werdin 
Film Editing by
Tomy Wigand 
Production Design by
Matthias Kammermeier 
Sebastian Stadler 
Set Decoration by
Annette Deiters 
Roger Katholing 
Costume Design by
Matthias Heller  (as Matias Heller)
Dorota Mazurkiewics 
Makeup Department
Monika Schoel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Klaus Dittrich .... production manager
Michael Hermes .... production manager
Gisela Hundertmark .... unit manager
Ulrich Limmer .... production manager
Nani Mahlo .... unit manager
Oscar Tiefenthal .... unit manager
Gabriele Walther .... production manager
Benny Weiler .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Markus Bräutigam .... assistant director
Sebastian Lentz .... assistant director
Oswald von Richthofen .... assistant director
Art Department
Ina Becker .... props
Cornelia Hopf .... props
Sound Department
Peter R. Adam .... sound
Milan Bor .... sound mixer
Corina Dietz .... sound editor
Hans Endrulat .... sound
Michael Hermes .... synch sound
Titus Lange .... sound
Robert Wiesmann .... sound (as Bob Wiesmann)
Special Effects by
Jacques Engels .... special effects
Guido Görisch .... special effects
Thomas Herbrich .... special effects
Egon Werdin .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Thomas Merker .... additional photography
Thomas Merker .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Annette Deiters .... still photographer
Ernst Gschwind .... lighting technician
Sepp Kopp .... lighting technician
Arnold Reidelhuber .... assistant camera
Herbert Umbrecht .... assistant camera
Klaus Witting .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Susanne Schlegelmilch .... assistant editor
Other crew
Reinhard Albrecht .... production assistant
Caro Bull .... production assistant
Manfred Mayr-Haug .... dialogs
Michael Wagner .... titles

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The most expensive (about 1.2 million DM) student film in Germany.See more »
Factual errors: The space station is said to "be 189 kilometers above Earth". Earth orbit cannot be maintained easily below about 250km where atmospheric drag slows satellites sufficiently that they fall to Earth.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Roland Emmerich - Mein Leben (2009) (TV)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
24 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Nowhere fast, 30 June 2004
Author: ronden from Philadelphia, PA

Studying in Berlin in 1984, I attended a packed first screening of this film, billed as "Der Deutsche Star Wars." I was astonished at how childishly executed the film was. It seemed to have a single special effect, space station scaffolding rumbling past camera(sound in space?), re-used 7 times. I counted. The plot was equally thin. CIA world domination, love story, bad marriage, predictable lines. pacing excruciatingly slow. The audience that day was equally unimpressed, so it wasn't just me.

Happily, the director went on to make real eye candy with decent budgets.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (3 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Das Arche Noah Prinzip (1984)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Contact Stargate Star Trek: Generations Earth vs. the Flying Saucers Kidô senshi Gandamu
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Sci-Fi section IMDb West Germany section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.