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Fracchia la belva umana (1981)

The world's greatest criminal and the world greatest loser share the same face... now they'll share the same life!




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paolo Villaggio ...
Lino Banfi ...
Commissario Auricchio
Anna Mazzamauro ...
Signorina Corvino
Sandro Ghiani ...
De Simone
Antonio Allocca ...
Ufficiale dei Carabinieri
Jole Silvani ...
Palmira (as Iole Silvani)
Fiammetta Baralla ...
Cicciona che fa footing
Ugo Bologna ...
Direttore della banca
Giulio Farnese ...
Controllore dell'Aldilà
Renzo Rinaldi ...
Colonnello dei Carabinieri
Renato Cecchetto ...
Comandante della Digos
Roberto Della Casa ...
Massimo Boldi ...
Gigi Reder ...
Madre della Belva Umana


Giandomenico Fracchia must be the world greatest loser: his colleagues at the chocolate factory make fun of him, his boss harrasses him, the woman he loves hates him... and things are going to be even worse! Fracchia is the lookalike of the Belva Umana (the Human Beast), the most dangerous criminal in the world. Because of this, he manages to get arrested (and heavily questioned) three times in one night. He is given a special safe-conduct by the police, but when he returns back home the Belva Umana is waiting for him... Written by Micio Nero

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

22 December 1981 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Der doppelte Held  »

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1.85 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 77421 delivered on 19-12-1981. See more »


Commissario Auricchio: Cara belva umana
Giandomenico Fracchia: Sì
Commissario Auricchio: Adesso per te, saranno volatili per diabetici
Giandomenico Fracchia: Mah... è un quiz?
Commissario Auricchio: Saranno cazzi amari!
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Followed by Fracchia Vs. Dracula (1985) See more »

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A very good example of Italian comedy
16 February 2001 | by (londra GB) – See all my reviews

Fracchia la belve umana, not to be confused with the abysmal "Fracchia contro Dracula", is a very good example of Italian comedy. The story line (usually the weakest point in this sort of movies) is somewhat interesting, the acting spot-on and so is the gags' timing.Villaggio is at his best in the dual role of Fracchia/the belva.Fracchia is a toned down Fantozzi, so not such an effort from the man that invented that hilarious character, but the belva is a very different thing.Villaggio manages to portray the belva in a very nasty sort of way.The Genoan actor uses his old stand-up comedy ability (Villaggio used to be very famous in 70's Italian TV for inventing a character called Dr. Franz: a nasty nazi-type of tv presenter that attacks his audience!)to create a very belivable Belva.Then, of course, there is the genius himself, Lino Banfi.Banfi plays the Police inspector that is after the Belva. As usual Banfi is as funny as one can get and his Commissario is the proof,if one was needed, of how this comedy master can make the audience laugh to tears.The scene where the inspector gets his leg pulled (to put it mildly) by a singing waiter,only to reveal his Police badge and get his own back from the rude servant, is side splitting. The movie is funny, entertaining, even bitter in the nasty ending.A sure fire hit with any fan of classic Italian comedy

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