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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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Herrmann Zschoche

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

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 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)
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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 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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Language:

German

Release Date:

21 September 1972 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Eltűnt nyolc űrhajó See more »

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70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (ORWO-Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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The trick sequences with spaceship models were filmed after hours and at night because the models tended to vibrate strongly due to normal traffic inside and outside the building. See more »

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Why Deny It? It is Incredibly Stupid.
28 September 2012 | by Sturgeon54See all my reviews

Communist East Germany. Great Filmmaking. Stellar technology and science fiction. Do these things seem to fit together in any conceivable way? No, they do not.

Why the DVD production company has the nerve to even compare "Eolomea" with the likes of Tarkovsky's "Solaris" or "2001" is beyond me. At best, this "lost classic" is more like an Austin Powers / Benny Hill rendition of a serious space epic, with a Burt Bacharach soundtrack and plenty of lava lamp space imagery. Movies like this were what "Mystery Science Theater 3000" in the 1990s was made for.

Others here have attempted to explain the storyline , which is so convoluted and fragmented throughout that there is not a shred of suspense or even empathy for the characters. Strangely enough, I still think this movie does have one important historical value: like a representation of Communism itself, it shows what at the time must have been wild scientific/philosophical idealism in its home country, but in hindsight is just robots made of ugly hunks of metal junk and astronauts with holes in their socks.


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