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A trip to Mars

81 min.DK/FeatureSilent films

The navy captain Avanti Planetaros is inspired by his astronomer-father to travel through outer space to reach other worlds. He becomes an aviator and, along with the young scientist Dr. Krafft, the driving force behind the construction of a space-ship. Despite oppostion from the mocking Professor Dubius, Planetaros gathers a crew of fearless men and takes off. During the long voyage, the crew becomes restless; a mutiny is narrowly avoided. Finally, they reach Mars and discover that the planet is inhabited by people who have reached a higher stage of development, free of diseases, sorrow, violence, sexual urges, and the fear of death. Avanti falls in love with Marya, daughter of the Prince of Wisdom, the head of the Martians. Marya shares his feelings and decides to return with him in order to bring the wisdom of the Martians to the backward Earthlings.
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Danish title Himmelskibet
Other titles Excelsior, Der Himmelschiff, A trip to Mars
Director Holger-Madsen, Holger-Madsen
Screenplay Sophus Michaëlis, Ole Olsen
Director of Photography Louis Larsen
Appearances Nicolai Neiiendam, Gunnar Tolnæs, Zanny Petersen, Alf Blütecher
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Fotorama
Technical info 1993, 35 mm, Normal, black/white, Silent
Danish theatrical release 22.02.1918
Cinemas Palads
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Fotorama

Instruktion

Direction Holger-Madsen
Direction Holger-Madsen

Manus

Script Sophus Michaëlis
Script Ole Olsen

Foto

Cinematography Louis Larsen

Medvirkende

Professor Planetaros, astronom Nicolai Neiiendam
Avanti Planetaros, marinekaptajn Gunnar Tolnæs
Corona, Avantis' søster Zanny Petersen
Dr. Krafft, Avantis' ven Alf Blütecher
David Dane, amerikaner Svend Kornbeck
Visdommens ældste Philip Bech
Marya, Visdommens datter Lilly Jacobsson
Professor Dubius Frederik Jacobsen
Orientalsk medrejsende i Excelsior Birger von Cotta-Schønberg
En ophidset telegrafist Harald Mortensen
En Mars-præst Alfred Osmund
Mars-beboer Nils Asther
Appearance Peter Jørgensen
Appearance Aage Lorentzen

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Berlinale 2017-02-09
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