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Buratino, Son of Pinocchio (2009)

Original title: Buratino

Based on the children's book "The Golden Key or the adventures of Buratino'" by Aleksey Tolstoy

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Feature film | Comedy Duration 80:00

Buratino and his mother Maria Carlo live on the poor side of the town called GoodBad that is split into two by a wall. Buratino goes to an awful school. Most of his days are filled with acting fools and making music together with his friends Artemon, Pierrot and Toivo. Maria has not told her son the mystery behind his strange origin yet. Evil Carabas Barabas lives in the highest skyscraper of the rich part of the town and searches for the boy who has magic powers with what one can govern the world. The chase brings Buratino together with ...

Director: Rasmus Merivoo

Keywords: love at first sight | speeding with the car | music group | saving life | mother-son relationship | motherhood | gas attack | graffiti | hooliganism | miracles | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Estinfilm, Marvofilm, Planeta kino (Russia)
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Comedy
Text / Dialogue Russian, Estonian
Dubbing Estonian
Subtitles English, Russian, Estonian
Duration 80:00


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Producer Mati Sepping | Tiina Lokk | Dmitri Kabanovski | Sergei Kabanovski
Director Rasmus Merivoo
Screenwriter Rasmus Merivoo | Kristin Kalamees
Cinematographer Aleksandr Kornejev
Art Director Natalija Kotšergina | Ljudmila Veselova
Costume Designer Irina Vais
Composer Rainer Jancis
Sound Designer Koit Pärna | Igor Terehhov
Editor Maarek Toompere
Content Editor Tiina Lokk | Igor Šprits
Writer of Adapted Work Aleksei Tolstoi


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Tiit Lilleorg - Professor Kantemir | Tatjana Rasskazova - Kossorotova | Kirill Poluhhin - Police chief | Oleg Levakov - Doctor of obstretics | Pavel Ivanov - Anesthesiologist | Viktor Babitš - Kalamar | Maksim Sokolov - Piano player | Kristina Kalašnikova - Journalist | Denis Jegorov - Cameraman

First releases

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  • in cinema: 12.03.2009, kino Forum Cinema (Tallinn), Estonia
  • in cinema: 13.04.2009, Peterburg, Russia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, KINOSHOCK - Open Film Festival for states of the CIS and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Anapa, Russia), 2009, lastefilmide võistlusprogramm
  • Participation, Shanghai International Film Festival (China), 2009, Panorama programm
  • Participation, Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival (Finland) , 2009, Growing Pains - youth section

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm