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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
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"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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