Der schweigende Stern [videorecording] = The silent star / hergestellt von VEB Defa-Studio für Spielfilme, Gruppe Roter-Kress, und Film Polski, gruppe "Iluzjon" ; Productionsleitung, Hans Mahlich, Edward Zajicek ; regie, Kurt Maetzig ; für den film bearbeitet von J. Fethke, W. Kohlhaase, G. Reisch, G. Rücker, A. Stenbock-Fermor.

Other Title:
Silent star [videorecording]
English-dubbed version released under title: First spaceship on Venus [videorecording]
Amherst, MA : First Run Features ; Defa Film Library, c2004.
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Lem, Stanisław -- Film adaptations.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Drama.
Venus (Planet) -- Exploration -- Drama.
Life on other planets -- Drama.
Science fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, German.
Motion pictures, Polish.
In German; optional English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1.
When an unusual rock with a cylinder inside is found in the Gobi Desert, scientists determine its origin as the planet Venus. A crew of astronauts is sent there to learn more. Meanwhile experts attempt to decode the message that was encoded on the spool within and determine why Venus is utterly silent.
Yoko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski, Julius Ongewe, Michal N. Postnikow, Kurt Rackelmann, Günther Simon, Tang Hua-ta, Lucina Winnicka.
Camera, Joachim Hasler; editor, Lena Neumann; music, Andrzej Markowski.
Based on the novel Astronauci / [by] Stanislaw Lem.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1960.
Stated duration of film on container and DVD label: 95 min.
Special features: Socialists in outer space, by Stefan Soldovieri; biographies of director, set designer and special effects artist; newsreels about the film; East Germany sci-fi trailers; gallery of set design.
Aspect ration 16:9.
Local notes:
Presented to the Penn Libraries by Seymour Wishman and First Run Features.
Penn Provenance:
Wishman, Seymour (donor)
Maetzig, Kurt, 1911- , Adapter, Screenwriter, Director
Forge, Jean. , Adapter, Screenwriter
Kohlhaase, Wolfgang, 1931- , Adapter, Screenwriter
Reisch, Günter, 1927- , Adapter, Screenwriter
Rücker, Günther. , Adapter, Screenwriter
Stenbock-Fermor, Alexander, Graf, 1902-1972. , Adapter, Screenwriter
Mahlich, Hans. , Producer
Zajiček, Edward. , Producer
Tani, Yoko, 1932-1999 , Actor
Lukes, Oldrich, 1909-1980. , Actor
Machowski, Ignacy. , Actor
Ongewe, Julius. , Actor
Postnikow, Michal N. , Actor
Rackelmann, Kurt. , Actor
Simon, Günther, 1925-1972. , Actor
Markowski, Andrzej. , Composer
Lem, Stanisław. , Author
Seymour Wishman First Run Features Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
DEFA. Studio für Spielfilme. , Producer
Film Polski. , Producer
First-Run Features (Firm) , Distributor
Defa Film Library. , Distributor
Publisher Number:
FRF911672D First Run Features
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