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The Noah's Ark Principle (1984)

Das Arche Noah Prinzip (original title)
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.

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writer:

Roland Emmerich
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richy Müller ... Billy Hayes
Franz Buchrieser Franz Buchrieser ... Max Marek
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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Drama | Sci-Fi

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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 »

Connections

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

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There was a space station
2 October 2020 | by magic.hbSee all my reviews

Fascinating and also inconceivable somehow, that THIS really was a breakthrough for Emmerich's career. Okay, the whole career is fascinating measured at the movies he makes - but this one ... Wow! I totally agree with "malk4": Nearly the only thing memorable (and kinda understandable) and worth mentioning is: "There was a space station"!


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 February 1984 (West Germany) See more »

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Budget:

DEM1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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