TV Event


  • Gepetto (Mario Adorf) und Pinocchio
  • Pinocchio, Luca (Arved Friese) und Sofia (Nicolais Borger)
  • Fuechsin (Sandra Hueller) und Kater (Florian Lukas)

Fairytale Event | 2x90 min. | ARD/WDR, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW | 2013
Written by: Alexandra Maxeiner, Anna Justice | Director: Anna Justice

Camera: Mathias Neumann
Filmed in: Türkei, NRW
Cast: Mario Adorf, Ulrich Tukur, Inka Friedrich, Benjamin Sadler, Florian Lukas, Sandra Hüller et al.

When a piece of pine-wood falls into the hands of the poor old toymaker Geppetto, he carves it into a puppet which he names 'Pinocchio'. Suddenly this puppet comes to life, to Geppetto’s delight. But Pinocchio is full of reckless whims and wild ideas, and before long his crazy escapades cause considerable damage in the village, creating huge problems for Geppetto – who loses his temper with his 'son'.


Pinocchio runs away from home and tumbles into a series of madcap adventures: he meets the puppeteer Mangiafuoco, who almost throws him on the fire; he is tricked by two petty    gangsters, the Fox and the Cat: he is abducted and transformed him into a donkey by an evil coachman - and then sold to a circus-owner who wants to turn him into salami. Meanwhile, Geppetto is searching desperately for Pinocchio and ends up being swallowed by a whale. But at the end of a long, adventurous journey, Pinocchio - having learned to be considerate and courageous – manages to rescue his father from the whale and become a real boy.