- 1. At dawn, November 8, 1930,
- 2. the Parisian lawyer
Gèrard Fleury left his home.
- 3. He did so, searching for the
right lighting conditions
- 4. in order to finish shooting landscapes
around the lake in Le Thuit.
- 5. That very same day he died under
circumstances that remain unclear.
- 6. Days earlier he had just finished
one of his modest family productions.
- 7. That movie, unintentionally,
would be his last.
- 8. The film was irreversibly damaged,
- 9. and after spending 70 years in damp
- 10. it has now been restored.
- 11. we are grateful
to Yves and Mireille Fleury,
- 12. as well as to the Lanquest, Gauthier
and Ferri families from Le Thuit.
- 13. we also appreciate their invaluable
participation during the restoration
- 14. of the scenes from those
old home movies:
- 15. Primitive but moving pictures
that recall the early days of cinema.
- 16. The spectre of Le Thuit.
- 17. From the pictures taken by Mr. Fleury
at Le Thuit
- 18. between 1928 and 1930.
- 19. Filmmaker's game.
- 20. The Fleury Family.
- 21. Beauties on the trapeze.
- 22. The dancing ties.
- 23. Littlie swimmer girl.
- 24. Cousin Gustin.
- 25. Uncle Etienne.
- 26. Two little brothers.
The reporter girl and the puppet show.
- 27. They've seen us.