The Silent Star
The first science-fiction film brought out in East Germany, The Silent Star is based on Stanislaw Lem's mysterious novel, The Astronauts (1951). In it, an international expedition is sent to Venus to decipher a message found in the Gobi desert – and discovers it is a declaration of war on Earth.
This original and unedited version of the film is here available for the first time with English subtitles.
- Turn Subtitles On/Off
- Historical Essay: "Socialists in Outer Space"
- Biography of Director, Set Designer, and Special Effects Artist
- Newsreels about the Film
- East German Sci-Fi Trailers
- Gallery of Set Designs