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Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood 

Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.








Series cast summary:
Kenneth Branagh ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 1995
Jean-Louis Trintignant ...  Narrator (french version) 6 episodes, 1995
Ulrich Tukur ...  Narrator (german version) 6 episodes, 1995
Sidney Gilliat Sidney Gilliat ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Marie Glory ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1995
Peter Hopkinson Peter Hopkinson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Jean Oser Jean Oser ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Leni Riefenstahl ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Claude Autant-Lara ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Chili Bouchier Chili Bouchier ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Dallas Bower Dallas Bower ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Eric Cross Eric Cross ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Jean Dréville ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Blanche Montel ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1995
Joan Morgan Joan Morgan ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1995
Ronald Neame ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Freddie Young ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995


Chronicles the birth of European cinema, from the Lumiere brothers to World War I, and then the first golden age of Swedish cinema, from the formation of Svenska Bio to the departure for Hollywood of Stiller and Sjöström. The French build the first studio, invent the traveling shot, and experiment in sound. Max Linder becomes the first comedic star. The Italians do spectacle and early realism. Germans invent film propaganda and have Lubitsch. The Danish cinema is rich before the war. An affectionate portrait of Swedish cinema appreciates its cinematography, led by Jaenzon, its conversion of novels into film, and the emergence of a production company that owned its own theaters. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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English | German | French | Italian | Swedish | Danish

Release Date:

1 October 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El cine en Europa: El otro Hollywood See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Photoplay Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


(6 episodes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Offers so much and leaves you wanting even more.
20 September 2002 | by tmccrawSee all my reviews

This documentary brings out the excitement of the artistry and sheer beauty of the medium of film, showing us that the pioneers are quite often still the masters. This is a cinema history lesson that is mandatory viewing for all fans of silent films. Cinema Europe is the best documentary that I have ever seen on any subject. A perfect 10

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