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Lyrisch Nitraat

  • Runtime: 50 min.
  • Genres: Film, Film & Television History, TV & Radio
  • Director:Peter Delpeut


Lyrical Nitrate is a valentine to the European cinema pioneers of the early 1900s. The film is a lovingly assembled compilation of vignettes saved from the brink of extinction when discovered among the personal effects of a Dutch film exhibitor. Among the highlights is the hand-tinted crucifixion scene from the 1906 French production . Also worth noting is a near-Pirandellian silent romance, depicting two pretty young filmgoers who luxuriate in a movie about a handsome man shipwrecked on a desert isle...more