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8 June 1928 (France) See more »
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Directed by
Jean Renoir 
Jean Tédesco 
 
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Hans Christian Andersen  story
Jean Renoir  writer

Cinematography by
Jean Bachelet 
 
Art Direction by
Erik Aaes 
 

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Also Known As:
"La petite marchande d'allumettes" - France (original title)
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40 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Lucia Joyce, daughter of James Joyce, dances a small duet as a toy soldier in this film. She had studied under Isadora Duncan's eccentric brother Raymond.See more »
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Version of The Little Match Girl (1987) (TV)See more »

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A fantastic piece of imaginative work, 5 April 2008
Author: limshun from Brooklyn, NY

While short and perhaps lacking in real pathos (for me), this is a great example of the sheer imaginative fun that movies rarely possess nowadays. From a horse-back sword fight in the sky to snow that turns into fruit, fantasy reigns supreme in this film. Catherine Hesslinger is captivating in the lead role (though she is even more remarkable in the less interesting "Charleston"). Seeing these silent shorts of Renoir's have helped me understand how he was capable of putting so many wonderful, unusual scenes into "The Rules of the Game"; I see how playful he was. Above all, one takes away Renoir's exuberant love for film in this movie. You can find it in the 7 film set released by Lion's Gate with remarks by Scorsese.

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