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Eight space cargo-ships disappear without a trace within three days. And the orbit station "Margot" has suddenly fallen silent. The space council is faced with a mystery and the scientist ... See full summary »


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Angel Vagenshtain (book) (as Angel Wagenstein), Willi Brückner (literary adaptation)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cox Habbema 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 Wolfgang Greese ... Chairman
Holger Mahlich Holger Mahlich ... Navigator
Benjamin Besson Benjamin Besson ... Capt. Sima Kun
Evelyn Opoczynski Evelyn Opoczynski ... Scholl's co-worker
Justus Fritzsche Justus Fritzsche ... Griva
Heidemarie Schneider Heidemarie Schneider ... Sima Kun's adjutant
Arndt-Michael Schade Arndt-Michael Schade ... 1st Rescue technician
Harald Wandel Harald Wandel ... 2nd Rescue technician
Jürgen Scharfenberg Jürgen Scharfenberg ... 3rd Rescue technician
Ivan Ivanov Ivan Ivanov ... Receptionist (as Iwan Iwanow)


Eight space cargo-ships disappear without a trace within three days. And the orbit station "Margot" has suddenly fallen silent. The space council is faced with a mystery and the scientist in charge, Maria Scholl, sees no other solution than ordering a total flight stop to this mysterious sector of space. Her colleague, Prof. Tal seems to be suspicious since he knows things before they are even released. A forbidden look into his personal file brings to light that Tal was part of the Eolomea project that never found approval of the commission in charge. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Release Date:

21 September 1972 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Eltűnt nyolc űrhajó See more »

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track


Color (ORWO-Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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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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Pretty good
20 August 2010 | by mim-8See all my reviews

I recently discovered East German Sci-Fi, which didn't produce large numbers but a few very interesting films of that genre. One of these is Eolomea, rather good and in many ways cerebral film which requires all of viewer's attention. Story is carefully constructed and the sets aren't any worse then US films of that period such as "Silent Running,(not counting the "2001 Space Odyssey", of course, which is impressive even by today's standards). No, the sets and the effects are very decent, giving the budget and conditions of the production and if you compare it to big budget US flops such as "Marooned" it's on another level. Beautiful Dutch actress Cox Habbema is a real treat to watch, leading the international cast in which Ivan Andonov (a Bulgarian actor/director) and Vsevolod Sanayev, stand out. This is a first of three DEFA Sci-Fi Collection films, released by First Run Features, I had a chance to watch and it's pretty good.

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