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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

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Roland Emmerich
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Richy Müller 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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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 February 1984 (West Germany) See more »

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The Noah's Ark Principle See more »

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DEM 1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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2.35 : 1
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The film takes place in 1997. See more »

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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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Nowhere fast
30 June 2004 | by rondenSee all my reviews

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.


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