Rent Pinocchio (2019)

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2h 5min
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Synopsis:
In this live-action adaptation of the beloved fairytale, old woodcarver Gepetto (Roberto Benigni), fashions a wooden puppet, Pinocchio (Federico Ielapi), who magically comes to life. Pinocchio longs for adventure and is easily led astray, encountering magical beasts, fantastical spectacles, while making friends and foes along his journey. However his dream is to become a real boy, which can only come true if he finally changes his ways.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Paolo Del Brocco, Matteo Garrone, Anne-Laure Labadie, Jean Labadie, Jeremy Thomas
Writers:
Carlo Collodi, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Ceccherini
Others:
Mark Coulier, Mark Coulier, Massimo Cantini Parrini, Dalia Colli, Francesco Pegoretti, Francesco Pegorett
Studio:
Vertigo
Genres:
Children & Family, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
Italy
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/12/2020
Run Time:
125 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital Stereo, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (5) of Pinocchio

Great story and unusual but bit too weird - Pinocchio review by TH

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22/01/2021

The story of pinocchio follows similar path to the story we all know. This is an italian made film with I assume dubbing voices. The film makes a good bold attempt at something a bit different but it all feels rather cheap and disturbing costumes. Also the dubbing doesnt help and wonder if it would of been better with subtitles instead.

That being said I think I may keep to the disney version of the film or read the original story.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Inventive, lively and a bit sinister - Pinocchio review by TE

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24/03/2021

This is the Matteo Garrone of 'Wild Tales' rather than 'Gomorrah', though there is a darkness hovering around the edges of the story that might make this a film for older children and adults rather than young children.

Having said that, the film is much closer to the original Pinocchio narrative than the saccharine Disney version.

The costumes, special effects and settings are superbly created, with many memorable set-piece scenes. The only technical aspect which falters a little is the dubbing. It was probably a good idea to record the English soundtrack using Italian actors, but this does sometimes make it hard to understand some of the quickly spoken lines.

Roberto Benigni plays Geppetto. He is a bit of a 'Marmite' actor. Personally, I like Marmite but find Benigni annoying. Fortunately he is only on screen at the beginning and the end!

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

The best Pinocchio on film - Pinocchio review by MonsieurK

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16/08/2022

Garrone's dazzling version of Pinocchio is the only film to have caught the tone of Collodi's book - a neo-folkloric mixture of madcap humour, melancholy and tenderness. I can't understand why other reviewers here have complained about the English-language dubbing, when the DVD gives you the option of watching the original Italian version with English subtitles, which is obviously preferable.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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