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Das Arche Noah Prinzip (1984)

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.

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Roland Emmerich

Writer:

Roland Emmerich
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Cast

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

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 February 1984 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Noah's Ark Principle See more »

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Budget:

DEM1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The most expensive (about 1.2 million DM) student film in Germany. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Featured in Roland Emmerich - Mein Leben (2009) See more »

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I didn't got the point....
21 October 2013 | by malk4See all my reviews

This is truly the worst film I have ever watched.

I liked the cover, so i took it from the video rental shop. Big mistake. Everyone this evening was blaming me for wasting 2h of their life.

The real hard thing is... i watched this movie, and I just didn't understood the story. It was confusing and had no red line. At the end of the film I didn't knew the film was about... the only thing i knew was, there was a space station.

Roland Emmerich did nice Jobs with "Independence Day" or "Godzilla"... but this one was really awful. Calling this film "the German 'Star Wars'" is offending everything German.


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