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In the Dust of the Stars (1976)

Im Staub der Sterne (original title)
After a six year journey, the Spaceship Cyrno lands on the planet TEM 4 from where they had received a call for help. Strangely enough, the Temers deny having sent this message. As ... See full summary »


Gottfried Kolditz


Joachim Hellwig (dramatisation), Gottfried Kolditz




Cast overview:
Jana Brejchová ... Akala
Alfred Struwe Alfred Struwe ... Suko
Ekkehard Schall Ekkehard Schall ... Chief
Milan Beli Milan Beli ... Ronk
Silvia Popovici Silvia Popovici ... Illik (as Sylvia Popovici)
Violeta Andrei ... Rall
Leon Niemczyk ... Thob
Regine Heintze Regine Heintze ... Miu
Mihai Mereuta Mihai Mereuta ... Kte
Stefan Mihailescu-Braila Stefan Mihailescu-Braila ... Xik (as Stefan Mihailescu Braila)
Aurelia Dumitrescu Aurelia Dumitrescu ... Chta
Zephi Alsec Zephi Alsec


After a six year journey, the Spaceship Cyrno lands on the planet TEM 4 from where they had received a call for help. Strangely enough, the Temers deny having sent this message. As commander Akala prepares the spaceship to leave they get an invitation from the rich ruler of TEM 4 to be a part of a lush party. Not only do the opulent food and the seductive dancers cloud their minds, but also the drugs mixed into their food manipulate their consciousness. Only navigator Suko was left behind on the spaceship for security reasons and makes an unexpected, terrible discovery. Written by DEFA Film Library

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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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Ronk rules
23 September 2005 | by HEFILMSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

1 July 1976 (East Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Buftea Studios, Romania See more »


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XAU4,300,000 (estimated)
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Color (ORWO-Color)
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