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A Nightmare

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Directed by  Georges Méliès
Running time  < 1 min
Language  Silent film
Release date  1896
Country  France
A Nightmare

A Nightmare (French: Le cauchemar) is a short silent trick film created and released in 1896 and directed by Georges Méliès. It was released by Méliès's Star Film Company and is numbered 82 in its catalogues, where it was advertised as a scène fantastique. The film was shot outside in the garden of Méliès's property in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, with painted scenery. Méliès plays the sleeping man.


A man attempting tosses and turns in his sleep, and is visited by various visions which transform into each other, including a girl clad only in a sheet, a minstrel wearing black face, Pierrot, and the man in the moon, who gnaws on his arm. He wakes up tangled in his sheets but relieved that it was all just a dream.


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