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The Little Chimney Sweep

Germany, 1952 (MIFF 1958, Fun in the Drawing Room)

Director: Lotte Reiniger

Based on the 1935 version, this is among the wittiest of Lotte Reiniger's silhouette films, with a lively and original music track. A little chimney sweep outwits a gang of rogues who have kidnapped a rich merchant's daughter and assists in her rescue.

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