DER SCHWEIGENDE STERN THE SILENT STAR

A team of researchers discovers a message from Venus in a cosmic inductor, but all attempts to contact the planet fall flat. Accompanied by great euphoria, an expedition into outer space is launched, though soon the Earthlings manage to decipher the communiqué: it seems an attack on Earth is in the works. Oops. The expedition reaches its destination, but Venus turns out to be a radioactive Moloch. Based on Stanisław Lem's novel "The Astronauts", this sly sci-fi film was DEFA's first co-production with Poland. The crew here is decidedly international, and space travel is treated with the proper philosophical heft, as a task where all boundaries are transcended.
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German Democratic Republic, Poland 1959
90 min, DCP, colour


German
Original version

Director

Kurt Maetzig

Screenplay

Jan Fethke
Alexander Graf Stenbock-Fermor
Wolfgang Kohlhaase
Günter Rücker
Günter Reisch
Kurt Maetzig

Camera

Joachim Hasler

Editor

Lena Neumann

Music

Andrzej Markowski

Sound

Günter Witt
Kurt Eppers
Günther Witt

Cast

Yoko Tani
Oldřich Lukeš
Ignacy Machowski
Julius Ongewe
Michail N. Postnikow
Kurt Rackelmann
Günther Simon
Hua-Ta Tang
Lucyna Winnicka
Omani Mensah

Production Company

DEFA Studio
Film Polski

Sales

Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen

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