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Wednesday, 18 February, 1998, 15:50 GMT
First ever film on "Titanic" found in Berlin

The first film ever made about the sinking of the ocean liner "Titanic" has been rediscovered in the possession of a Berlin film collector.

The film, "In Night and Ice" In Nacht und Eis, was made by the director Mime Misu just two months after the ship sank while crossing the Atlantic in 1912; it had been thought that all copies were lost.

A journalist who's viewed the film said the special effects were primitive -- involving a toy ship running into an ice cube in a small pond.

At least seven other Titanic films have been made -- the latest, which cost more than two-hundred-million dollars, is breaking numerous box office records.

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