La Pêche aux poissons rouges

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Pêche aux poissons rouges
Cinématographe Lumière.jpg
The poster advertising the Lumière brothers cinematographe
Directed by Louis Lumière
Produced by Louis Lumière
Cinematography Louis Lumière
Release date
Running time
38 seconds
Country France
Language Silent

Pêche aux poissons rouges is an 1895 French short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by Louis Lumière. It was filmed in Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France. 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.[1]


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.[2]


A man (Auguste Lumiere) holds his baby daughter (Andrée Lumiere) on a table next to a bowl containing goldfish. The baby begins putting her hand into the water while the man supports her. The scene is filmed by a stationary camera behind the table.


  1. ^ "Salon Indien, Grand Café, Paris". Who's Who of Victorian Cinema. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Technical Specifications". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 

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