PinocchioDirector: Roberto Benigni, Breckin Meyer, Nicoletta Braschi, Glenn Close
Academy Award-winner Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio. In his usual fashion, Benigni directs and stars, this time as the little puppet boy made out of wood. The familiar story begins as a log of pinewood falls out of a cart and lands in front of woodcarver, Geppetto (Carlo Giuffré), who carves the puppet out of longing for a son. When the puppet begins to come alive and cause trouble, Geppetto is arrested and Pinocchio is left to his own naïve worldview. After getting a stern warning from the Blue Fairy (Benigni's wife and producer Nicoletta Braschi), Pinocchio sets out to reunite with his father, become a real boy, and succumb to some desire for adventure. Along the way, he meets a number of characters played by mostly Italian stage actors, including Franco Javarone, Peppe Barra, and Kim Rossi Stuart. The popular Italian comedy team Fichi d'India plays the roles of the Cat and Fox. Released by Miramax in the U.S., the film received an English-dubbed soundtrack with the voice talents of Glenn Close, David Suchet, and Breckin Meyer as Pinocchio.
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- Miramax Echo Bridge
Cast & Crew
|Breckin Meyer||Pinocchio [U.S. Version]|
|Nicoletta Braschi||The Blue Fairy|
|Glenn Close||The Blue Fairy [U.S. Version]|
|Topher Grace||Lucignolo [U.S. Version]|
|Kim Rossi Stuart||Lucignolo|
|David Suchet||Geppetto [U.S. Version]|
|Eddie Griffin||The Cat [U.S. Version]|
|Kevin James||The Fire Eater [U.S. Version]|
|Queen Latifah||The Dove [U.S. Version]|
|Cheech Marin||The Fox [U.S. Version]|
|Mario Cotone||Executive Producer|
|Danilo Donati||Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer|
|Nicola Piovani||Score Composer|
|Maurizio Sabatini||Art Director|
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [9:59]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [9:59]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [9:59]
10. Chapter 10 [21:20]
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This incoherent, charmless adaptation of a classic story is virtually unwatchable. Our daughters found it terrifying. We found it by turns tedious and repulsive. I can't comment on the much-lauded closing sequence, because we didn't get that far.
Benigni's interpretation of pinocchio is wonderful, his grace and talent transport the viewer to another dimmension.Just Marvelous!!!!
My daughter loved this movie from the 1st time she watched it and is in love with Roberto Benigni's character. Though she is only 2 years she sits through the movie and comments on the scenes - I love watching it just as much as she does.
Roberto Benigni is so comical in Pinocchio's experiences. It loses in the English translation. Even though he is supposed to be a bad puppet, his honesty and love shines through. His voice and the beauty of his Italian words is what makes this movie great. Roberto is great.