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Lumière! (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 25 January 2017 (France)
A collection of restored prints from the Lumière Brothers.


Thierry Frémaux
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Credited cast:
Thierry Frémaux ... Narrator (voice)
Martin Scorsese ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Bellingard Pierre Bellingard ... Self (archive footage)
Ernestina Bossi Ernestina Bossi ... Self - Ballerina (archive footage)
François Clerc François Clerc ... The Gardener (archive footage)
Benoît Duval Benoît Duval ... The Boy (archive footage)
Leopoldo Fregoli ... Self (archive footage)
Loie Fuller ... Self (archive footage)
Madeleine Koehler Madeleine Koehler ... Self (archive footage)
Marcel Koehler Marcel Koehler ... Self (archive footage)
Eugénie Laurent Eugénie Laurent ... Self (archive footage)
François-Henri Lavanchy-Clarke François-Henri Lavanchy-Clarke ... Self (archive footage)
Andrée Lumière ... Self (archive footage)
Antoine Lumière ... Self (archive footage)
Auguste Lumière ... Self (archive footage)


A collection of restored prints from the Lumière Brothers.

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Includes 108 films out of over 1400 made by the Lumière company. See more »


Edited from Panorama pendant l'ascension de la Tour Eiffel (1898) See more »


Javotte - Fantaisie pour un orchestre / Rapsodie bretonne opus 7 bis - Allegretto / Rapsodie bretonne opus 7 bis - Andantino, Allegretto, Allegro quasi presto, Andantino, Allegretto / Andromaque - Ouverture. Andante, Allegro / Andromaque - Prélude du 4e acte / Suite en Ré opus 49 - Prélude. Allegretto moderato / Suite en Ré opus 49 - Sarabande. Sostenuto / Suite en Ré opus 49 - Gavotte. Vivace / Suite en Ré opus 49 - Romance. Andantino cantabile
Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Conducted by David Robertson
(P) 1993
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A Must Watch for Film Lovers
11 June 2019 | by FilmAceRobSee all my reviews

This movie was a great learning experience. The most I ever learned about the Lumiere brothers' filmmaking was their two shorts of "Workers Leaving the Factory" and "Train Entering the Station." This documentary provides 100+ surviving short films by the brothers and their camera operators. The narration is a perfect inclusion for giving context to each short. But one could also watch this movie on mute and gain a more authentic viewing, while still having the documentary structured in a meaningful way.

I cannot recommend the movie enough. If you are thinking about watching Lumiere!, watch it now!!

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Release Date:

25 January 2017 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lyon, France See more »


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1.33 : 1
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