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The Mystery of the King of Kinema (2014)

In 1914, one century ago Max Linder was the first movie star. He was known as "The King of Kinema". Then came the war, and the world changed forever. His daughter Maud has struggled for 70 years to recover his legacy. This is their story.


Elio Quiroga
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Credited cast:
Anthony Balducci Anthony Balducci ... Himself
Luciano Berriatúa Luciano Berriatúa ... Himself
Jean-Claude Carrière ... Himself
José Guimón José Guimón ... Himself
Maud Linder Maud Linder ... Herself
Carlos Paz Molina Carlos Paz Molina ... Himself (as Carlos Paz)
Julio Perillán ... Max Linder
Georg Renken Georg Renken ... Himself


Maud Linder is the daughter of the first global film star of all times, Max Linder. Her father was worldwide famous in the first decade of the last Century, and he was a genius. Max mastered Charles Chaplin and was a true pioneer of film art. But when Maud was 16 months old, in 1924, Max and his wife committed suicide. This film is the story of Max and the story of Maud. Maud has struggled for 70 years to recover her father's legacy, although most of his films are lost forever. And Max, the famous film star, the mystery, is present in her life every day, in every moment, everywhere. Maud lives for Max, a man who left her alone 88 years ago.

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Spain | France | USA


English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

November 2014 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

El misterio del rey del cinema See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »


Box Office


EUR67,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Max Linder was under contract with Pathe Studio when he became worldwide famous around 1910. So Pathe awarded him with the unique title of "The King of Kinema" as a publicity stunt. See more »

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