People are sometimes afraid of what they don’t know… From the mind of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and award-winning stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson, GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO is a story you think you may know… but you don’t. In select theaters November and on Netflix December 9.
In 1930s Italy, where fascist dictator Benito Mussolini rules with an iron fist, carpenter Geppetto’s life is dominated by his grief over the loss of Carlo, his 10-year-old son. He finds comfort in carving a wooden puppet, which a blue wood spirit unexpectedly brings to life. Geppetto names it Pinocchio. Despite its many flaws and imperfections, the wooden child is loved unconditionally by its surrogate father. But even with the sage advice of Sebastian J Cricket and the discovery that he possesses the gift of eternal life, Pinocchio’s actions continue to be ill-judged; he is constantly swayed by unscrupulous people, including ‘Il Duce’ himself. Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) is a perfect match for Collodi’s tale, never shying away from the story’s darker elements, while delivering on the themes of redemption and the power of parental love. Created with state-of-the-art stop motion animation, this is an enchanting and a magical experience.
Die Menschen haben manchmal Angst vor dem, was sie nicht kennen… „Guillermo del Toros Pinocchio“ von dem mit dem Oscar® ausgezeichneten Filmemacher Guillermo del Toro und der preisgekrönten Stop-Motion-Legende Mark Gustafson ist eine Geschichte, die allgemein bekannt ist? Falsch gedacht! Der Film ist ab November in ausgewählten Kinos und ab 9. Dezember exklusiv auf Netflix zu sehen.