The Cameraman’s Revenge
A rhinoceros beetle cheats on his wife with a dancer, the dragonfly. In the process, he rather ungently gets rid of his love rival, a grasshopper. But the grasshopper is a cameraman and films the secret rendezvous, filled with thoughts of revenge. While the beetle is sitting in the cinema with his wife, he is forced to see, horrified, how his misdemeanour is made public on the screen. What ensues is a scuffle during which the insect cinema is set ablaze. The film was animated with real but dead insects as protagonists.
Wladyslaw Starewicz, RU 1911, 14 min [Piano]