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A wooden marionette is brought to life to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver.


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A version of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi, adapted by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) and master of stop motion animation, Mark Gustafson (The Adventures of Mark Twain); could only result in one thing: a masterpiece of animation full of contrast that embraces the darkness of the source material, but also the innocence of fantasy to tell a magical tale of pain and loss, fear and fascism, family and joy. With the brilliant music of Alexandre Desplat as the icing on the cake, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio is simply a cinematic marvel (undeniably superior, it must be said, to the lazy remake that Disney decided to release in the same year).



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Plot summary

Guillermo del Toro reinvents Carlo Collodi's classic tale of the wooden marionette who is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. This whimsical, stop-motion musical directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.

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