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‘Pinocchio’ Is Dubbed Into English and Its Director Is Thrilled About It

‘Pinocchio’ Is Dubbed Into English and Its Director Is Thrilled About It

Five years ago, Italian auteur Matteo Garrone made his English-language debut with “Tale of Tales,” a bloody, imaginative take on Italian writer Giambattista Basile’s 17th century fairy tales. The movie featured exuberant turns from John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, and others. These days, Garrone regrets that decision.

“If I could go back, I would probably make ‘Tale of Tales’ with Italian actors,” he said in a recent phone interview. “I think it’s very important to keep the cultural identity of every country in its films. This was an Italian project, taken from one of the best books of Italian fairy tales. But it looked like I was taking other actors because we don’t have good actors in Italy. This is wrong.”

Now, Garrone is making up for that decision. With “Pinocchio,” he has adapted another definitive Italian fairy tale, this time with an all-Italian cast. Following its 2019 release in Italy,

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