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In the Beginning There Was Light (2010)

Am Anfang war das Licht (original title)
In the Beginning there was Light tells about the phenomenon "light nourishment", the incredible claim that there are individuals who neither eat nor drink.


P.A. Straubinger
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Credited cast:
Pater Josef Banz Pater Josef Banz ... Himself
Zinaida Baranova Zinaida Baranova ... Herself
Ute Baumgarten Ute Baumgarten ... Herself
Jakob Bösch Jakob Bösch ... Himself (as Dr. Jakob Bösch)
Rüdiger Dahlke Rüdiger Dahlke ... Himself
Urman Dhruv Urman Dhruv ... Himself (as Dr. Urman Dhruv)
Dr. Qi Duan Li Dr. Qi Duan Li ... Herself
Brenda Dunne Brenda Dunne ... Herseilf
Amit Goswami Amit Goswami ... Himself (as Prof. Dr. Amit Goswami)
Miroslav Großer Miroslav Großer ... Himself
Gerhard Hacker Gerhard Hacker ... Himself
Michael Hamann Michael Hamann ... Himself
Dieter Hochegger Dieter Hochegger ... Himself
Astrid Hofer Astrid Hofer ... Herself
Csilla Hosszu Csilla Hosszu ... Herself


In the Beginning there was Light tells about the phenomenon "light nourishment", the incredible claim that there are individuals who neither eat nor drink.

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German | Russian | Chinese | English

Release Date:

11 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Beginning There Was Light See more »

Filming Locations:

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India See more »


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Allegro Film See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Was the most successful feature documentary in Austrian cinemas in 2010 (more than 100,000 tickets sold only in Austrian theaters). See more »

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"Mindblowing if you excuse me"
30 October 2010 | by SyrtahSee all my reviews

The quote at the end of the movie ("Mindblowing if you excuse me") describes it best: This film is a wonderful documentary with a lot of scientists talking but not lecturing. Despite whatever you might think about the people shown who claim not to eat or drink in years, the film takes you on a very pleasant and comfortable journey into the areas of life where science has to admit phenomena without being able to explain them. And further. And further into your own imagination of what might be possible in this world and what not.

The director admits that the ending is a bit one-sided but well, it's his opinion on the whole subject and you're free to follow or not.

The most important fact for me was the stunning camera-work, the very clever editing and a wise choice in the references/people which appeared in the film.

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