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The first English feature film, shot 111 years ago, pylilsya in the Attic

June 21 2006
12:11

The attic of 79-year old pensioner Frank Williams in a small town in western England Ridich accidentally discovered the first English feature film. Painting is called "The arrest of a pickpocket," it was filmed in April 1895, the famous director Bert Akresom.

This is the world's first picture with a criminal plot. Running time of 50 seconds. Film for decades was considered lost forever. But one of the copies had lain in an attic in an old package 60 years and was discovered by a relative of Williams.

The film has already restored at the festival of silent films, which will be held in Venice in October, held its second prime minister.

The package together with "The arrest of a pickpocket," there were another 13 tapes, including six early works of world cinema pioneer, inventor and director of Thomas Edison. Tells NEWSru.com

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