Im Staub der Sterne (1976)

Im Staub der Sterne (1976, GDR) C-100m. ** D: Gottfried Kolditz. Starring Jana Brejchová, Ekkehard Schall, Alfred Struwe, Leon Niemczyk. Pretty bizarre, utopian sci-fi, one of only a handful produced in East Germany. A spaceship follows a rescue call to a distant planet and finds the civilization there is not in need of help. Obviously, the race in charge is hiding something. Unconvincing, rather cheap, but so outlandish it will keep you watching. A real curio, for buffs, with some rather adult scenes, even a few unsettling ones. Similar in tone to John Boorman's ZARDOZ (1974). Re-titled KRIEG DER PLANETEN. English title: IN THE DUST OF THE STARS.


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