Eolomea

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Eolomea
Eolomea.jpg
Cover of 2005 re-release
Directed by Herrmann Zschoche
Written by Angel Wagenstein, Herrmann Zschoche, Willi Brückner
Music by Günther Fischer
Cinematography Günter Jaeuthe
Editing by Helga Gentz
Release dates 1972
Running time 79 minutes
Country East Germany, Soviet Union, Bulgaria
Language German

Eolomea is a 1972 science fiction film directed by Herrmann Zschoche, based on a screenplay by Angel Wagenstein. The film was an East German/Soviet/Bulgarian coproduction.

Story[edit]

Eight spaceships disappear and radio contact to the enormous space station "Margot" is broken off. Professor Maria Scholl and the high council decree a flight ban for all other spaceships. Nevertheless one ship succeeds in leaving earth. The cause of all these strange events is the mysterious signals in Morse code coming to earth from the constellation Cygnus. Deciphered, they say the word "Eolomea," which seems to refer to a planet. With Captain Daniel Lagny, an unmotivated eccentric, Maria Scholl undertakes the risky journey to the space station "Margot" to uncover the secret, only to discover that a secretly planned expedition of stolen spaceships is leaving for Eolomea against the will of the government.

Cast[edit]

Editions[edit]

The original, uncut version of the film was rereleased by the DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2005.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst". DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 

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