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Contemporary romantic compilation of film fragments from the distribution collection of film pioneer Jean Desmet from the period 1905-1915, composed as an opera about love and death.
Compilation of film clips from 1905-1915, found footage of silent movies and documentaries from the Jean Desmet Archive of the Netherlands Film Museum. Jean Desmet was one of the first Dutch film distributors. Lyrisch nitraat is a tribute to the craftsmanship of early filmmakers, but also shows the brittleness of old nitrate films. Composed as an opera about love and death, set to music by Bizet, Masek and Puccini.


Production company
Yuca Film

Title: Lyrisch nitraat
Year: 1991
Duration : 49 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2012


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