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The Adventures of Buratino (1976)

Priklyucheniya Buratino (original title)
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... See full summary »

Director:

Leonid Nechaev

Writers:

Aleksei Tolstoy (book), Inna Vetkina
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dmitriy Iosifov ... Buratino (as Dima Iosifov)
Tatyana Protsenko ... Malvina (as Tanya Protsenko)
Roman Stolkarts ... Piero
Thomas Augustinas ... Artemon (as Thomas Augustinas)
Grigori Svetlorusov ... Arlekin (as Grisha Svetlorusov)
Nikolay Grinko ... Papa Carlo
Yuriy Katin-Yartsev ... Dzhuzeppe - Sizy Nos
Rina Zelyonaya ... Tortilla The Tortoise
Vladimir Etush ... Karabas-Barabas
Rolan Bykov ... Basilio The Cat
Elena Sanaeva ... Alice The Fox
Vladimir Basov ... Duremar
Baadur Tsuladze ... Eating-house owner
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Storyline

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 Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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theater | puppet | based on book | See All (3) »


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1 January 1976 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Buratino See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Belarusfilm, Gosteleradio See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The meeting between Buratino and Tortilla takes place in the middle of a pond. The scene was shot in November, with air temperature only 8 degrees Celsius (46 F). Dmitriy Iosifov, wearing only a skimp sleeveless jacket, was riding a huge leaf (supported by a car tire) and several times fell into the cold water. He was treated by rubbing alcohol over his body. See more »

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Referenced in Hren' 2.0: Novogdniy Terminator (2016) See more »

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1970s Pinocchio
19 April 2009 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"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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