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L'horloge magique ou La petite fille qui voulait être princesse (1928)

It's the story of Yolande, a little girl (about 12) who wanted to become a princess. Bombastus, her old father, has created a marvelous and big clock crowded with little characters (... See full summary »
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Nina Star Nina Star ... Yolande
Bogdan Zoubowitch Bogdan Zoubowitch
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It's the story of Yolande, a little girl (about 12) who wanted to become a princess. Bombastus, her old father, has created a marvelous and big clock crowded with little characters (animated puppets). On each hour ring, one of the twelve knights of the clock comes into motion. They're all in love with the princess but a strong black knight doesn't agree... It's not a happy end. So Yolande will dive deep into her dreams, maybe to change the story. It's the second part of the movie. Sylph, master of this imaginary earth and Ondin, master of the aquatic world are the main characters. Yolande and then the man of her dreams join this strange world... Written by Laurent Souchon

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1928 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A csodaóra See more »

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Les Films Louis Nalpas See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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another neglected masterpiece from an all-but forgotten pioneer
3 December 2010 | by Michael NeumannSee all my reviews

This rarely seen (if not virtually forgotten) animated fairy tale combines live action with some of the most detailed puppet animation ever created. There's a token storyline about a young girl who dreams of a knight in white armor living in the fantastic clock built by her father; asleep, she is able to enter his enchanted kingdom of castles, dragons, and mischievous faerie spirits. But the astonishing craftsmanship behind all the pixillation is the real draw: each gesture, every facial expression, has been carefully, painstakingly manipulated. The film was also once known (somewhat obviously) as 'The Story of the Little Girl Who Wanted to be a Princess'.


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