Trick of the Light

Trick of the Light
  • 1995
  • Germany
  • 1h 19min
  • U
  • Directed by: Wim Wenders
  • Written by: Sebastian Andrae, Henrick Heckmann, Veit Helmer, German Kral, Barbara Rohm, Alina Teodorescu, Wim Wenders
  • Cast: Nadine Buettner, Lucie Hurtgen-Skladanowsky, George Inci
  • Language: German

'Trick of the Light' chronicles the story of the Skladanowsky brothers who invented a method for projecting moving images which they called a Bioscope, only to be pipped at the post by the Lumiere siblings with their Cinematographie. Wenders weaves together re-enacted footage of the brothers with an interview with one of the brother's daughters.

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