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The Adventures of Buratino (1976)

Priklyucheniya Buratino (original title)
Screen version of a very popular novel by A. Tolstoy. A wooden boy Buratino tries to find his place in life. He befriends toys from a toy theater owned by evil Karabas-Barabas, gets tricked... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Dmitri Iosifov ...
Buratino (as Dima Iosifov)
Tatyana Protsenko ...
Malvina (as Tanya Protsenko)
Roman Stolkarts ...
Thomas Augustinas ...
Grigori Svetlorusov ...
Arlekin (as Grisha Svetlorusov)
Nikolay Grinko ...
Yuriy Katin-Yartsev ...
Dzhuzeppe - Sizy Nos
Rina Zelyonaya ...
Tortilla The Tortoise
Vladimir Etush ...
Rolan Bykov ...
Elena Sanaeva ...
Vladimir Basov ...
Baadur Tsuladze ...
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Screen version of a very popular novel by A. Tolstoy. A wooden boy Buratino tries to find his place in life. He befriends toys from a toy theater owned by evil Karabas-Barabas, gets tricked by Alice the Fox and Basilio the Cat and finally discovers the mystery of a golden key given to him by kind Tortila the Tortoise. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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1 January 1976 (Soviet Union)  »

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The film was shot without stunt doubles. When mother would not allow Dmitri Iosifov to climb inside huge clay amphora, film producer asked the ten-year-old actor to help. Dmitry faked a tantrum demanding different food, and the scene was shot while mother was out to the grocery store. See more »

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Version of Priklyucheniya Buratino (1960) See more »

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1970s Pinocchio
19 April 2009 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Buratino" was Aleksey Tolstoy's retelling of Carlo Collodi's "Pinocchio". "Priklyucheniya Buratino" is a completely wacko movie version. Watching it, you probably wouldn't guess that it came from the Soviet Union - least of all from the stagnant Brezhnev era - but this is one of the coolest movies that I've ever seen. It's basically the story packed with hokey '70s music, especially the end scene. What a combination for something set in 1700s or 1800s Italy! One scene in particular reminds one of Jackie Chan's movies (you'll know it when you see it). They must have had fun making this movie.

Anyway, a lot of fun.


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