A Trick Of The Light
Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

A documentary searching for an account of the first projected film. Wenders gets help from film students as he seeks to recreate the experience of the Skladanowsky brothers, a German duo who invented one of the world's first film projectors. They were of course beaten out by the French Lumière brothers who ultimately got all the fame and glory. Yet here we have an exploration of the dawn of German cinema.ng pictures.

tags: Experimental, Filmmaking, History, Feature film

Cast: Udo Kier, Nadine Büttner, Marianna Kawka, Christoph Merg, Stefan Barber


Screenplay: Sebastian Andrae, Henrick Heckmann, Veit Helmer, German Kral, Barbara Rohm, Alina Teodorescu, Wim Wenders

Director of Photography: Jürgen Jürges

Film Editor: Peter Przygodda

Composer: Laurent Petitgand

Production Designer: Andreas Scholl, Michael Wildt

Costume Design: Katrin Kath, Inez Raatzke

Producer: Veit Helmer

Production Company: Wim Wender Filmproduktion

Co-Producer: Wolfgang Längsfeld

World Sales: HanWay Films

Distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbHNeu

Director: Wim Wenders