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This film is a compilation of scenes from silent films made between 1905 and 1915 that sat in storage in an Amsterdam cinema for many years... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Lyda Borelli ... (archive footage)

Henny Porten ... (archive footage)
Anni Timm ... (archive footage) (as Anny Timm)

Directed by
Peter Delpeut 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Delpeut  idea

Produced by
Floor Kooij .... producer
Suzanne van Voorst .... producer
Film Editing by
Menno Boerema 
Sound Department
Jan van Sandwijk .... sound mixer
Paul Veld .... sound effects
Special Effects by
Frans Wamelink .... optical slow motions
Editorial Department
Dick Troeleman .... color corrector
Other crew
Daphne Meijer .... production secretary
Anke van Loon .... production secretary
Frans Wamelink .... credits
Hoos Blotkamp .... special thanks
Eric De Kuyper .... special thanks
Herman Greven .... special thanks
Frank van der Maden .... special thanks

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50 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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The suspended monorail depicted in the film is the Wuppertal Suspension Railway, in Wuppertal, Germany. Built around 1900, it is still in use today and is a major civic attraction.See more »
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Edited from Woman of Tomorrow (1914)See more »


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Achingly Poetic...Painfully Beautiful..., 28 December 2005
Author: bok602 from United States

VERY VERY FEW films can move me to tears.

This is one of them. Both the tragedy of the lost films, the ravishing beauty of the subjects captured and the precious fragments preserved here are at once poetic and pitiful.

The glorious travelogue footage of a world since vanished; the literally flickering images of men and women long since dead; the faces of children who would today be pushing 100 years old and the pathetic remains of deteriorated film footage bringing the program to a close on an eloquent and wrenching contrast...

For me the most riveting moments were those of Lyda Borelli. For all I know the fragments presented here are all that survive of her entire film career -and that alone renders into greater perspective the stunning artistry she projects simply and subtly with her eyes...a gesture...the subtle movement of her head. Even her very presence projects intensity and drama in shots where she is standing still.

It is completely possible, in the seven or so minutes that her clips are presented, to be moved and touched and involved in whatever tragic scene(s) she is enacting -even without their original context.

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