After several spaceships disappear without a trace near the space station Margot, the High Council is called together. Conflict ensues between Maria Scholl, head of the “Earth Centre” station, and professor Ole Tal, whose daughter is among the missing in space. Against Tal’s will, young scientist Scholl pushes through a ban on all space flight. Meanwhile, on a nearby asteroid, cosmonaut Dan Lagny is dreaming of a return to Earth – and the arms of Maria, whom he met during a vacation on the Galapagos Islands. In fact, the two meet up again in their professional roles on the Margot, where Tal has been waiting for his opponents … A tapestry of new beginning fantasies and psychedelic colours set to easy-listening sounds. Dealing with surprisingly earthbound problems, and peppered with the corresponding props, Eolomea is proof of a cinematic “détente policy” reaching even into East Germany. The script portrays a self-assured, skilled woman and, at her side, the character of Dan, who was an unusually civil captain for the genre. His ostentatious cool is further enhanced by the voice of Manfred Krug, who dubbed the character.
German Democratic Republic 1972
82’ · Colour · 70 mm
Cox HabbemaIwan AndonowRolf HoppeWsewolod SanajewPeter SlabakowWolfgang GreeseHolger Mahlich
DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme
Copy: Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin