In the Dust of the Stars (Im Staub der Sterne)
1976, color, 100 min., Feature
Director: Gottfried Kolditz
Script: Gottfried Kolditz
Camera: Peter Süring
Music: Karl-Ernst Sasse
Cast: Jana Brejchova, Alfred Struwe, Ekkehard Schall, Milan Beli, Sylvia Popouici, Violeta Andrei.
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The Earth has received a distress signal from the planet TEM 4.
The commander of the rescue mission, Akala, lands her spaceship Cynro
on TEM 4, but there is no sign of any emergency. The ruler of the
planet instead gives their guests a great feast, the contents of which
are drugged. He is then able to manipulate them. The navigator,
Suko, who remained on board during the feast, notices this manipulation
and attempts to uncover the secrets of the planet. He discovers a mine
in which the Turi, the true natives of TEM 4, must perform slave labor.
The distress signal originally came from them. The astronauts are now
faced with the question of how to both help the Turi while also
undermining their leader. During a fight against enemy forces, Suko
gets killed. The others leave on the spaceship while the Turi prepare
to strike back.