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The Arrival of a Train (1896)

L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat (original title)
A train arrives at La Ciotat station.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Madeleine Koehler Madeleine Koehler ... Herself
Marcel Koehler Marcel Koehler ... Himself
Mrs. Auguste Lumiere ... Herself
Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière ... Herself
Rose Lumière ... Herself
Suzanne Lumière Suzanne Lumière ... Herself
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Storyline

A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train, which is seen coming at some distance. When the train stops at the platform, the line dissolves. The doors of the railway-cars open, and people on the platform help passengers to get off. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Country:

France

Release Date:

25 January 1896 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Arrival of a Train See more »

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Lumière See more »
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Silent

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1.31 : 1
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Trivia

Lumière Catalogue no. 653. See more »

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Edited into Lumière! (2016) See more »

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Genesis
16 November 2003 | by TyrconnellPicturesSee all my reviews

I have little to add to other reviewers, except to say that this film took a sudden importance in my life last year. In 2002 I was travelling by train to my first ever Cannes Film Festival. At one point the train was moving slowly and I looked out of the window and found that we were pulling through La Ciotat, and the platform hadn't changed a bit. Sadly the train didn't stop, otherwise I would have been tempted to jump off for a moment, but given the purpose of my journey I felt a strange thrill at being there. Just a little personal anecdote, but perhaps it shows something of the power and importance of those early steps in film.


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