The film tells about Max Skladanovsky, a German inventor who created the "Bioscope" apparatus for demonstrating "living pictures". The film uses elements of a fictional film. The film includes the following filming: 1 part. Newsreel footage: Max Skladanovsky at the apparatus, turning the handle, demonstrating "live pictures". The daughter of M. Skladanovsky, Lucia, is sorting family photographs at home, talking about her father, about his brothers (syncronized on him), demonstrating the surviving film with frames from the film "Juggler". An employee of the Potsdam Film Museum demonstrates the principles of work of the "Bioscope", comments (sync. On it.). Demonstration of pictures with the help of an apparatus - / chromograph / invented by M. Skladanovsky: "waves in a stormy sea", "an express train sweeps across a bridge in Ohio". Demonstration of the first sound "live picture" - "Lightning strike in the shepherd's hut". General view of the apparatus with which live pictures were demonstrated. Demonstration of the principles of operation of two toothed drums in the apparatus. General view of the station in Berlin. Passengers at the train station. View of the station in Paris. Passengers walk along the platform. Views of Paris: streets, squares, buildings decorated with Christmas advertisements, a panorama of the Eiffel Tower. Santa Claus on one of the streets of the city are handing out advertising brochures. The movement of the "surface" subway train along one of the streets of Berlin. Part 2. Fragments of filming, made by M. Skladanovskiy, while Emil Skladanovskiy was doing exercises (only 6 of the 48 captured frames have survived). View of one of the streets of Berlin, along which the "ground" subway train is traveling. The movement of cars on the Champs Elysees. Views of Paris: evening street with illumination and advertising lights, movie advertisements, Boulevard des Capucines, along which buses and cars pass, building / hotel / "Scrib", Eiffel Tower, building of one of the palaces. View of the memorial plaque on the building where in December 1895 "living pictures" were demonstrated with the help of the photographic apparatus of Br. Lumiere. View of the patent for the invention of "Bioscope" M. Skladanovskiy. A poster for the Winter Garten variety show with the announcement of the demonstration of "live pictures" using the "Bioscope" apparatus. Fragments of footage shot by M. Skladanovsky (late 19th early 20th century): "Arrival of a train. Passengers get off the train. Alexanderplatz street in Berlin. Movement on the street:" ground "subway trains, horse trams pass by. Military parade on Unter den Linden in Berlin. Changing of the guard at the palace. Omnibuses pass along Unter den Linden street, passers-by. M. Skladanovsky bows in front of the movie camera after the demonstration of his films. View of the house in / Berlin /, which was bought by M. Skladanovsky. 3 Part M. Skladanovsky's daughter, Lucia, talks about her father (sync. and behind the scenes in German) demonstrates the stereograph invented by her father, where with the help of a special device the image became three-dimensional. Chronicle footage: M. Skladanovsky at his apparatus. A crowd of people at the entrance to the building of the Winter Garten variety show. View of the memorial plaque on the Winter Garten mission, where in November 1895 Skladanovsky demonstrated his first film with the help of the Bioscope. ladbury. View of the building of the cinema museum in Potsdam.