A film by Hermann Zschoche
80 minutes, fiction, color, German w/ English subtitles, 1972
Eolomea is part of the DEFA Collection
A mysterious message -
“Eolomea” - is received on Earth from a sector of space. Within
three days, eight cargo ships disappear from the sector, and a space station
goes silent. What is Eolomea - and who on Earth knows about it?
Special Edition - Uncut & Unaltered!
"The DEFA Sci-Fi Collection'' brings together three cold-war fantasies of space travel and Communist domination of the known universe, blending outrageous camp and Marxist ideology." - New York Times
"If there's anything more beguiling to a true treasure-hunting cinephile than the old films of a lost nation-in this case, East Germany-it's that nation's idiosyncratic genre flicks. Socialist sci-fi! First Run is releasing three uncut films from DEFA, the GDR's premier production studio, all of them chintzy, freaky, conceptual space operas focused, surprisingly, on character and emotional fallout." - Village Voice
"Running the gamut from the exceedingly nerdy and
expository to the absolutely tripped out, reckless consumption of this set may
result in full-fledged conversion to a utopian space politics unheard of this
side of the United Space Federation. Highly enjoyable!"
Was the Wild East:
Film Culture, Unification, and the "New" Germany by
● Introductory Essay