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 Western Port in Frankfurt am Main, 1916, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - © Les Poissons Volants

Western Port in Frankfurt am Main, 1916, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

A Short film by Clément Cogitore

Produced by Les Poissons Volants

Production year : 2016


    A film from the Les Petits Secrets des grands tableaux collection - Season 3

    In the middle of World War I, when Europe was being torn apart, Ludwig Kirchner, one of the leading exponents of German expressionism, was convalescing in a sanitarium and painted Western Port in Frankfurt am Main (1916). His nightmare vision was a premonition of the collapse of the nation-state machine.

    Production and distribution (2)


    Thanks to digital animation, the details of masterpieces of art history come to life to recount the spirit of the time and the upheavals of history: wars, revolutions, economic transformations, scientific discoveries, beliefs, and schools of thought.


    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Sophie Goupil

    Screenwriters :

    Yves Nilly, Élisabeth Couturier

    Production manager :

    Saskia Nilly

    Sound Editor :

    Simon Apostolou

    Special Effects :

    Jeff Azzopardi, Sandrine Belmont, Olivier Marci

    Sound mixer :

    Marie-Odile Dupont

    Sound Recordist :

    Stéphane Larrat

    Voice :

    Clémentine Célarié

    Editor :

    Erwann Chabot

    Music Composer :

    Sébastien Gaxie

    Grader :

    François Lavignotte

    Production Manager :

    Sylvain David

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Animated film, Documentary

    Sub-genre :

    2D & 3D animation

    Themes :

    Art, Painting, History

    Production language :

    French, English, German

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    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    26 min

    Production formats :

    Digital creation

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