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The Monster (1994)
"Il mostro" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  19 April 1996 (USA)
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A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising ... See full summary »

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Ivano Marescotti ...
Franco Mescolini ...
Chinese Teacher
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Distinguished Resident
Luciana Pieri Palombi ...
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Antique dealer
Rita Di Lernia ...
Moglie Antiquario (as Maria Rita Bresadola di Lernia)
Gennaro Morrone ...
Vincenzo Vitagliano ...
Lodger
Giulio Turli ...
Tall man
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A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising situations (for which there is always a totally innocent explanation that the police fail to spot). Undercover policewoman Jessica is assigned by eccentric police psychologist Taccone to follow Loris and provide evidence for his arrest - but things don't quite go according to plan... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Rated R for language and some sexual humor | See all certifications »
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$642,000 (USA) (12 July 1996)
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Just see if you don't die laughing!
25 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Before Roberto Benigni proved himself capable of masterpieces with "Life is Beautiful" (why did he follow it up with that awful "Pinocchio"?), he made a number of zany comedies, including "Il Mostro" (called "The Monster" in English). After a string of murders, the police suspect builder Loris (Benigni). I should identify that they only have circumstantial evidence, but boy is it some funny circumstantial evidence! Having "learned" about this man, Jessica Rossetti (Nicoletta Braschi) agrees to help nail him. And let me tell you, what she does to try and provoke him into attacking her...well, let's just say that you can't possibly prepare yourself for how funny it is! A hilarious movie in every sense.


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