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Tables Turned on the Gardener (1895)
"L'arroseur arrosé" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  1896 (Finland)
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A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why... See full summary »

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A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why the water has stopped coming. The boy lifts his foot from the hose, whereby the water squirts up in the gardener's face. The gardener chases the boy, grips his ear, and slaps him in his buttocks. The boy runs away, and the gardener continues his watering. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Lumière's practical joke
4 March 2005 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A gardener is watering the garden, a hose in his hands, and the famous practical joke that exists together with a water hose is caught on film by Louis Lumière. A boy steps on the hose, waits until the gardener starts looking into the hose and lets the water go again. The gardener ends up wet in the face. This quite funny Lumière piece should have ended there, I guess, but we also get to see how the gardener gets his revenge. Slapstick was already pretty entertaining in 1895.

A fictional little film from Lumière, the first practical joke on film. I enjoyed this piece, almost a minute long, very much. Like Lumière's 'La Sortie des Usines Lumière' and 'L'Arrivée d'un Train à la Ciotat' it has its own place in the history of the cinema. Definitely worth watching!


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