Old woodcarver Geppetto's puppet creation, Pinocchio, magically comes to life with dreams of becoming a real boy. Easily led astray, Pinocchio tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits.

Director:

Matteo Garrone

Writers:

Carlo Collodi (novel), Matteo Garrone (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Federico Ielapi Federico Ielapi ... Pinocchio
Roberto Benigni ... Geppetto
Rocco Papaleo ... Gatto
Massimo Ceccherini ... Volpe
Marine Vacth ... Fata Turchina
Gigi Proietti ... Mangiafuoco
Alida Baldari Calabria Alida Baldari Calabria ... Fata Turchina bambina
Alessio Di Domenicantonio Alessio Di Domenicantonio ... Lucignolo
Maria Pia Timo Maria Pia Timo ... Lumaca
Davide Marotta Davide Marotta ... Grillo Parlante / Marionetta Pantalone / Coniglio
Paolo Graziosi ... Mastro Ciliegia
Massimiliano Gallo ... Corvo / Direttore del circo / Mastino
Gianfranco Gallo Gianfranco Gallo ... Civetta / Mastino / Medoro
Teco Celio Teco Celio ... Giudice gorilla
Enzo Vetrano Enzo Vetrano ... Maestro
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Shot in stunning Italian locations, Matteo Garrone's rich world of mystery and wonder stars Academy Award® winning actor Roberto Benigni as Geppetto, the old woodcarver whose puppet creation, Pinocchio, magically comes to life with dreams of becoming a real boy. Easily led astray, Pinocchio (nine-year-old Federico Ielapi) tumbles from one misadventure to another as he is tricked, kidnapped and chased by bandits through a wonderful world full of imaginative creatures - from the belly of a giant fish, to the Land Of Toys and the Field Of Miracles.

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Pinocchio's make up took 3 hours to be applied See more »

Goofs

When Pinocchio changes from being a donkey to puppet again, while he's swimming and talking to the circus owner, in the first three scenes, he's been shown with the hangman's noose all around his neck, but in the last time, when he says "goodbye" to him, the hangman's loose disappeared. See more »

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Geppetto: I've been thinking to make with my hands, by myself, a wooden puppet.
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Connections

Version of The Adventures of Pinocchio (1947) See more »

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Passo Passo
Written by Dario Marianelli
Performed by Petra Magoni
Published by Air-Edel Associates Ltd
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still don't like the brat
31 May 2020 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Geppetto (Roberto Benigni) is a struggling woodworker. After a traveling caravan arrives in town with puppets, he gets a magical piece of wood and carves Pinocchio who comes to life. It's an adaptation of the classic Italian children's novel. It has a magical darkness and a reality to the surreal world. The problem is that I've never liked Pinocchio. He's an idiot and an annoying brat. He never does what Geppetto wants. He keeps getting tricked by the most obvious scams. He's an infuriating character. I appreciate the style and the faithfulness of this adaptation. I still don't like Pinocchio. I kept wondering if a movie about Geppetto would be more compelling. I'm not fully sold with Benigni's comedic take on Geppetto but I would have liked to give it a try for the whole movie. Overall, this is an interesting exercise but I'm not fully engaged.


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Country:

Italy | France | UK

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pinocchio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR14,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$272,109, 27 December 2020

Gross USA:

$1,831,718

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,187,576
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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