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Two of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytales in a blend of animation and live-action.


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A soldier finds a magic tinderbox, and when he learns of its true power, he looks to use it to win over the local princess.


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An outcast duckling's search for a family to accept him leads to constant rejection before learning his true identity as a swan.

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Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse
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Pastushka i Trubochist

The tale follows the romance between a china shepherdess and a china chimney sweep who are threatened by a carved mahogany satyr who wants the shepherdess for his wife.


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Pasáček vepřů
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Puppet adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.


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Svinopas
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A black duckling is rejected by its mother, a hen, but manages to prove his worth when a tornado threatens the hen's chicks.


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Malá z rybárny

Deep underneath the sea surface, accompanied by a fish orchestra, the voice of the ocean is telling a story of Little -- the Sea King's daughter. They left the plundered waters of their home to live among humans. They now lead a strenuous life in a somber fish shop in the heart of the harbor district where one day, Little comes to meet a handsome, confident and somewhat fresh young man -- H.H. From this moment on, the life of Little is to take a sea change.


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On a cold Christmas Eve, a little girl is shivering in the streets. She has a bundle of matches to sell. She decides to not returns the orphanage, and ran away, in the rundown family home . "If I could light at least one, to have a little warm. Just one to warm me up." This heartbreaking version of Hans Christian Andersen's tale tells how her parents' visions gently accompanied her to death.


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In a godforsaken cave, a traveling journeyman fills his pockets with gold. Voita lost his father and mother in the war and is now seeking his fortune in the world. He got to the abyss at Gallows Mountain only by chance - or have mysterious powers led him there in this spooky stormy night? Suddenly, he notices a strange fellow among the treasures. The apparent ghost and custodian of this treasure chases away the young man, who still manages to secretly pocket a small, fateful lighter...


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Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

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La belle endormie
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A young princess is the subject of a tug-of-war among witches, as each struggles to find the suitable antidote to a death sentence inculcated by an evil sister.


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Gadkiy utyonok

Adapted from the Andersen tale and played out in musical comedy mode, The Ugly Duckling is set in a farmyard where roosters, hens, ducks and geese live and lay eggs together. One fine day, a rooster discovers a giant egg behind the farmyard kingdom fence, and discreetly slips it into the clutch laid by his partner... Very soon, a cygnet emerges, but as he in no way resembles any of them he is immediately stigmatized by the whole farmyard, enduring humiliations and suspicion on the part of his feathered companions. But in the end he becomes a magnificent white swan.


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Lumekuninganna

A wintry fairytale for adults. The unusual love story is based on the motifs of H. C. Andersen's fairytale. A woman living in an ice castle lures a boy to her. He becomes so spellbound by the woman and her land of ice that he forgets the real world. The woman hides the secret of why she is living in the cold from the boy. Those, who know the original story by H.C. Andersen, will also remember that only a few lines spoke of the relationship between the boy and the Snow Queen. The question remained unanswered: what did the boy and the Snow Queen do in the ice castle during all the time the girl spent looking for the boy?


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Based on famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.


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A poor young girl has a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights the matches she sells, and envisions a very different life for herself in the fiery flames.


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Andersen. Zhizn bez lyubvi

Follows the life of famous literary figure Hans Christian Andersen.


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Gerda sets out on a magical journey to find her best friend, Kay who has been taken by the Snow Queen.


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Bunhongsin

A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go.


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Getting into his grandfather's pottery workship at night, a little boy finds an unusually large vase. Fascinated, the child feels the still-warm material, which - whether by a miracle ot the hand of a magician, who knows? - at once changes into a magnificent piece of Chinese porcelain. Presently, from behind the great blue-enamelled trees, there appears a fisherman in his sampan... That's how the story of "The Nightingale", told all in music, begins, as the waking dream of a child in the land of Chinese art - and of mobile phones and webcams.


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Unge Andersen

Drama about the difficult early years of Danish writer of fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen.


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A young woman must journey through the seasons to rescue her boyfriend who has been kidnapped by the evil Snow Queen.


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Snedronningen

Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale is told here as a digital theater piece. The visual point of departure is fashioned by découpages created by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, who is also the narrator. The découpages serve to establish the mood around the story of the children, Kaj and Gerda. They consist of a countless number of clippings, which are subsequently subjected to the processes of computer animation and mixed with graphics, live actors and music into an unique fairy tale universe.

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H.C. Andersen og den skæve skygge

Hans Christian Andersen regarded from early age himself as being different. Soon he discovers he has a shadow which takes over from him and behaves differently from it's master?


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This retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tale has the digit-sized heroine evading the clutches of various toads, moles, and beetles before she can proceed with her courtship with her dream lover, Prince Cornelius.

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El detective y la muerte

Death never gives back what it takes. Only sometimes change one life for other


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Císařovy nové šaty

Vain Emperor is shown up by a trick; he realises his folly and reforms.


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For his birthday, Emperor Louis offers a reward to the tailor who designs the finest outfit for him to wear for his upcoming celebration.


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O Janovi a podivuhodném příteli

With the help of a mysterious man, a young vagabond tries to win the heart of an enchanted princess.


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The Hans Christian Andersen classic is given present-day relevance and an upbeat ending in this story of Angela, a homeless child who sells match sticks to survive.


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In this animated contemporary interpretation of a Hans Christian Andersen morality tale, a pair of magic slippers help two young African-American girls learn the value of friendship after they are divided by selfishness and jealousy.


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A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince's love.

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Based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "Mikula and Mikulka".


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Black-and-white, etched-wood animation tale about the Grim Reaper. In a remote forest, Death in disguise calls on a woman and her baby daughter.


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Bol'shoi podzemnyi Bal

A 20 minute masterpiece with no dialogue necessary. A King of the Forest gathers elves, sprites, and other assorted woodland spirits for a night of festivities. The spirits frolic, dance, drink, and romance. Conflicts arise and are resolved. The puppetry here is top-notch, and the rear-projections of fire and water add an extra depth to the magical world. A trip to a mysterious and happy world.


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Metsluiged

Once upon a time, a King had eleven sons and one daughter. When his wife, the Queen, died, the King remarried. The new wife and the children's stepmother looks beautiful on the outside, but actually she's an evil witch. She sends the young princess Eliise to live in the village as an ordinary peasant girl and turns all the princes into wild swans. The princes are stuck being swans all day long and only at night can they regain their true form. When Eliise is 15 years old, she learns about the fate of her brothers and now she must overcome the obstacles put in her way by her stepmother in order to release her brothers from the spell.


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Galoše šťastia


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A man, estranged from his wealthy family, reconciles at Christmas with the help of a homeless little match girl.


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Tayna snezhnoy korolevy

When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him..


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Lumikuningatar

A Finnish live action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Snow Queen. The tale centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by a little boy and girl, Kai and Kerttu.


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Osenniy podarok fey

A sad and funny story based on Hans Christian Andersen tales.


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A little boy and a story teller look into the microscope to find out that the world in a drop of a water looks like a real world, so they dive into it and meet different personalities, miracles and events.


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Le roi et l'oiseau

A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.


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Solovey

Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's Nightingale and The Emperor's New Clothes are integrated in this marvelous Russian adaptation by fairytale master Nadezhda Kosheverova.


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Stoikiy olovyannyy soldatik

A burning love story of legless soldier and creative girl.


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Rusalochka
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A little Mermaid falls in love with a Prince whom she saves during a storm. Using all kinds of magical incantations in exchange for the Mermaid’s beautiful blue hair, a witch replaces her fish tail with human legs, making it possible for the Mermaid to walk and live on earth at the cost of great pain with every step she takes. The Little Mermaid willingly suffers through these trials only to be near her beloved. But the Prince, not realizing how lucky he is, becomes enamored with a beautiful but vain princess.


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Printsessa na goroshine
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Alisa Freyndlikh and Andrey Podoshian star in this enchanting retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale. When a handsome prince tries to find his princess bride, he searches high and low, only to discover love at his doorstep.


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Malá mořská víla
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The little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls in love with him. To be with him, she makes a deal with the evil sorceress: her beautiful voice against a life on land. It seems to work at first, the prince is enchanted with her lovely appearance. But the memory of a foreign princess still haunts him: The one who found him on the beach where the mermaid had left him, and whom he (of course) believes to be his saviour. To resolve this mistake is too much for the mute little mermaid, and not even her father, king of all seas, can help her in the impending catastrophe.


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Anderusen dôwa ningyo-hime
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A mermaid falls in love with a human prince, which leads to tragedy.

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Hans Christian Andersen's tale of the Little Mermaid who gave her life for the one she loved is brought to life with beautiful animation and narration by Richard Chamberlain.


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Mágica aventura
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Children's stories in cartoon, about adventures experienced by two children while looking for their kite.


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Ten'

The fairy tale in which the hero finds out once that his personal shadow has begun to live own life.


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Rusalochka
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Rusalochka opens in modern day Copenhagen, Denmark. Several tourists gather around the capital's famous mermaid statue, as a tour guide explains its significance. A fish in the water below the tourists scoffs at their foolishness, and then, proceeds to tell about the doomed love of the mermaid. Upon reaching her 15th birthday, the Little Mermaid is allowed to swim up to the surface above. As soon as she does, however, the Mermaid spots a young prince caught up in a dreadful storm. She admires the man's bravery and decides to save him, declaring that, "The beautiful and the brave should not perish." After the mermaid returns to the ocean, she decides that she wants to become human.


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Staraya, staraya skazka

A young puppeteer tells a story about a soldier who falls in love with a rude princess. Based on fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen.


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Andersen monogatari

Animated cartoon for children, based on various stories by Hans Christian Andersen.


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Snezhnaya koroleva

The film tells a story about the extraordinary journey of the modest little girl Gerda. She is looking for her friend Kai, who was kidnapped and taken to her kingdom by the powerful evil Snow Queen. In search of her beloved friend, Gerda ends up in the castle to the cunning, insidious and at the same time funny king, meets forest robbers. On the way, the girl will have many obstacles before the decisive battle with the Snow Queen. But Gerda’s faithful heart will overcome all adversity...


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El mago de los sueños
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The film features the six children of the Telerin family, characters created by the brothers José Luis Moro and Santiago Moro. The Wizard gives each child a dream; the six dreams are presented in different graphical styles.


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Fantasía... 3
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This film is called Fantasia 3 because it contains three fairy tales. The second of the three is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


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In this hybrid of live-action and stop-motion animation, a young Hans Christian Andersen goes in search of knowledge in the Garden of Paradise in order to make his studies easier. Each time he falls asleep, he experiences in his dreams the different characters he would later write about in fairy tales including The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina and The Emperor's New Clothes.


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Le petit Claus et le grand Claus

Once upon a time there lived in the same village two men bearing the very same name. One of them chanced to possess four horses, the other had only one horse, so, by way of distinguishing them from each other, the proprietor of four horses was called "Great Claus," and he who owned but one horse was known as "Little Claus"...


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Dyuymovochka

A story based on the popular Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale "Thumbelina".


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Dikie lebedi
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When a witch transforms her brothers into swans, a young princess must find a way to change them back.


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Carevo novo ruho

The adaptation of Hans Cristian Andersen's tale filmed on a white background. It is also the first Croatian movie in color.


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Sreca dolazi u 9

One day, Happiness and Sorrow come to town. Happiness leaves her magical cloak in the local inn, saying that it fulfills every wish to those who wear it. However, Sorrow knows that Happiness doesn't come alone, but brings worries with herself, too. The magical cloak changes its owner and fulfills the most unusual wishes of timid professor of violin, old night guard, naive student and blonde girl. When all their wishes are fulfilled, they find out that they did not achieve happiness.


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Das Kleid

Poor weavers Hans (Horst Drinda) und Kumpan (Werner Lierck) try to enter a town surrounded by a tall, impenetrable wall, where everyone is apparently very happy. When they finally make it inside, the tyrannical Emperor Max demands they make him new clothes that would "bring all creatures to their knees." Hans and Kumpan claim only intelligent people can see the robe, and in order to prove himself clever, the emperor haughtily displays himself before his subjects wearing his new invisible regalia.

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Das Feuerzeug

A young soldier discovers three chests of copper, silver and gold and an old tinder-box in the hollow of an old oak tree. He is now rich. But he squanders the money until it is all gone. All he has left is the old tinder-box. He uses it to light a small pipe and three large dogs come to his rescue. Based on the fairy-tale by Hans Christian Anderson.


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Gadkiy utyonok

Every family has its beauties. The classic tale of Ugly Duckling.


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Snezhnaya koroleva

When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him.


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Den standhaftige tinnsoldat

A Norwegian puppet animation adaptation of H. C. Andersen's fairy tale about a tin soldier's love for a paper ballerina.


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Däumlienchen
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A tiny girl is born from a flower. A toad and a mole propose marriage, but she is rescued, first by some fish, then by a swallow, and meets the fairies, who welcome her and give her wings.


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The king is offered a fine new suit that can only be seen by wise people, and walks naked in the procession.


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La bergère et le ramoneur

A chimney sweep and his beloved shepherdess are aided by Wonderbird (Sir Peter Ustinov) in their escape from a ruthless dictator.


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Císařův slavík

Adaptation of a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, about an emperor who prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. When the Emperor is near death, the nightingale's song restores his health.

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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

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Le petit soldat

An animated short film about a wounded toy soldier who return from war to his beloved ballerina.


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Die schwedische Nachtigall


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A small girl makes her living selling matches on the streets of New York. It's winter, and the hustling crowds at best ignore her, and some are outright rude. She takes shelter and, to try to stave off the cold a bit, lights a match.


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La petite parade

Directed by Wladyslaw Starewicz.


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The Emperor of China hears a nightingale sing, and decides to capture her, yet he fails. So he tries at least to have her call imitated, yet there everybody at his court fails, so he offers a prize for success in this - the marriage with his daughter. Two Europeans hear of it - a Mr. Tri-Ergon (record label) and a Mr. Trichter (recording horn). Both try with their recording devices to cut a record of the Nightingale.


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La petite marchande d'allumettes
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An impoverished girl tries to sell matches on NYE. Shivering with cold and unable to sell her wares, she sits in a sheltered nook. Striking a match to keep warm, she sees things in the flame.

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Der fliegende Koffer

Lotte Reiniger's earliest preserved fairytale film based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.


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A short melodrama based on Hans Christian Andersen's harrowing tale. A poor little girl tries to sell matchsticks in the freezing December cold. She lights matches for some light and warmth. There are visions: a fireplace, dinner, a Christmas tree. She sees her dead mother, welcoming her.


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