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The Little Match Girl (La petite marchande d'allumettes)

The Little Match Girl
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Directed by
Jean Tédesco Jean Tédesco

Jean Storm Jean Storm
Axel Ott / soldat en bois
Manuel Raaby Manuel Raaby
Amy Wells Amy Wells
Guy Ferrant Guy Ferrant
Mme. Heuschling Mme. Heuschling
Une passante
Comtesse Tolstoi Comtesse Tolstoi
La dame au chien

Written by
Jean Renoir Jean Renoir


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Description: La Petite Marchande D'Allumettes aka The Little Match Girl also suffers from an unconvincing and badly cast lead performance from Mrs Renoir, Catherine Hessling, who looks anything but little and more than capable of looking after herself, which certainly takes the edge off Hans Christian Andersen's tale. Indeed, the film makes a couple of attempts to write itself out of the problem by portraying her as more than usually stupid, but they feel more like in-jokes than anything else. It's a shame, because the film itself is an impressively staged fantasy with great special effects and some interesting visual experimentation with ca ... (more)
Tags: Based On Folk Tale (3), French (3), Silent (3), 1928 (2), Short (2), New Year's Eve (2), Weather (2), Silent Film (2), Poverty (2), 1920s (2), Adaptation (1), Not Foreign Language (1), Catherine Hessling (1), Jean Renoir (1), Vision (1), 32 Min. (1), Snow (1), B&w (1), Toy Comes To Life (1), France (1)
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