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PINOCCHIO

by Matteo Garrone

synopsis

Geppetto, an old woodcarver, receives a piece of wood perfect for his next project: a puppet. But something magical happens – the cheeky puppet begins to talk, and can walk, run and eat like any young boy. Geppetto calls him Pinocchio, and brings him up as his son. But Pinocchio finds it hard to be good. Easily led astray, he tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a fantastical world full of imaginative creatures – from the belly of a giant fish, to the land of toys and the field of miracles. His loyal friend, the Fairy with the Turquoise Hair, tries to make him see that his dream – to be a real boy – can never come true until Pinocchio finally changes his ways.

original title: Pinocchio
country: Italy, France
sales agent: HanWay Films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Matteo Garrone
film run: 125'
release date: IT 19/12/2019, NL 22/07/2020, ES 18/09/2020
screenplay: Matteo Garrone
cast: Federico Ielapi, Roberto Benigni, Gigi Proietti, Rocco Papaleo, Massimo Ceccherini, Matilda De Angelis, Alida Baldari Calabria, Alessio Di Domenicantonio, Roberto Perpignani, Davide Marotta
cinematography by: Nicolai Brüel
film editing: Marco Spoletini
art director: Dimitri Capuani
costumes designer: Massimo Cantini Parrini
producer: Matteo Garrone, Jeremy Thomas, Jean Labadie
production: Archimede, Le Pacte, RAI Cinema, Recorded Picture Company
backing: MiBAC (IT), Leone Film Group (IT), Unipol Banca, Eurimages (IT), Regione Toscana (IT)
distributor: 01 Distribution, Le Pacte, Warner Bros., Independent Films
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