Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Come fu che l'ingordigia rovinò il Natale di Cretinetti

IT 1910. PC: Itala Film. Starring André Deed (Cretinetti). 237 m /16 fps/ 13'. Cineteca di Bologna, Museo Nazionale del Cinema. ♪ Alain Baents. Tuesday 5 July 2005, Cinèma Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. Programme book: Cretinetti is a very greedy boy, and he eats ten cakes prepared by his parents for him on the Christmas tree all at once. He then falls asleep and has a bad dream: the ways of the heavens open up before him. After having caused such confusion in heaven that God in person has to intervene, Cretinetti finds himself in hell where some little devils cook him in the pot. – Own comments: At night the impatient boy Cretinetti robs the Christmas tree, and breaks the plates and the toys and eats up the goodies. Santa Claus gets angry, takes him to the sky, even to Heaven, but Cretinetti escapes, sits on God's chair, and takes the key from St. Peter. God gets furious, and Cretinetti lands in hell, but he is too much even for the Devil to handle. The definitive André Deed movie of the ones I have seen.

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