La Mer (film)
|Directed by||Louis Lumière|
|Produced by||Louis Lumière|
|Running time||38 seconds|
La Mer (also known as The Sea) is an 1895 French short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by Louis Lumière. Given its age, this short film is available to freely download from the Internet.
The film formed part of the first commercial presentation of the Lumière Cinématographe on December 28, 1895 at the Salon Indien, Grand Café, 14 Boulevard des Capuchins, Paris.
As with all early Lumière movies, this film was made in a 35 mm format with an aspect ratio of 1.33:1. It was filmed by means of the Cinématographe, an all-in-one camera, which also serves as a film projector and developer.
This 38 second film has a very simple plot in which five men dive repeatedly into stormy water. The men walk along a jetty and then dive into the water, only to then swim to the shore line and repeat the process again.
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