Barque sortant du port

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Barque sortant du port
Directed byLouis Lumière
Produced byLouis Lumière
CinematographyLouis Lumière
Release date
Running time
46 seconds

Barque sortant du port (also known as Boat Leaving the Port) is an 1895 French short black-and-white silent film directed and produced by Louis Lumière.

The film consists of a single shot of a boat leaving the port, being rowed into rough seas by three men. This scene is observed by two women and children who are standing on a nearby jetty.


It was filmed by means of the Cinématographe, an all-in-one camera, which also serves as a film projector and developer. As with all early Lumière movies, this film was made in a 35 mm format with an aspect ratio of 1.33:1.[1]

Current status[edit]

Given its age, this short film is available to freely download from the Internet. It has also featured in a number of film collections including The Movies Begin – A Treasury of Early Cinema, 1894–1913 .[2]


  1. ^ "Technical Specifications". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-03-28.
  2. ^ "DVD". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-03-28.

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