A mysterious magnetic spool found during a construction project is discovered to have originated from Venus. A rocket expedition to Venus is launched to discover the origin of the spool and the race that created it. — IMdb
Kurt Maetzig was born in Berlin-Charlottenburg in 1911. His father owned a film duplication facility and his mother came from a wealthy family of tea merchants from Hamburg and Denmark. Maetzig lived in Hamburg-Harvestehude with his grandmother during the First World War. After completing secondary school, he studied chemistry, business administration, and political economics in Munich. He also attended lectures at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1932 he began a series of internships with filmmakers. Maetzig completed his studies in Munich in 1935 with a degree in business and then worked for his father. In 1934 he was denied work by the Nazi Reichsfilmkammer because his mother was Jewish. Maetzig worked as a specialist in film technology and photochemistry for a number of Berlin firms and eventually ran his own laboratory for photochemistry.
In 1944 Maetzig joined the underground German Communist Party; he was one of the members of the Filmaktiv involved in the founding of DEFA. He… read more