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The Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs (1905)

La poule aux oeufs d'or (original title)
In this version of the ancient fable, a poor man is given a hen which lays golden eggs, but he is overwhelmed by the urge to get at the gold inside the chicken.

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In this version of the ancient fable, a poor man is given a hen which lays golden eggs, but he is overwhelmed by the urge to get at the gold inside the chicken.

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La Poule aus oeufs d'or
7 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

A rather strange and at sometimes even funny and quite beautiful episodical journey which takes us through a number of locations as well as a fantasy/dreamworld, in wich colors are used. The 'special effects' of those days were simply color drawings put over the picture itself, which is off course black and white.


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