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The Monster (1994)

Il mostro (original title)
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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Antique dealer
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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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Rated R for language and some sexual humor | See all certifications »
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19 April 1996 (USA)  »

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$642,000 (USA) (12 July 1996)
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Roberto Benigni and Nicholetta Braschi who play main characters Loris and Jessica are married in real life. See more »

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Features Red Hot Riding Hood (1943) See more »

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9 May 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies of all time. Roberto Benigni is the definitive next-generation Charlie Chaplain. His use of camera angles to get the dummies in compromising positions, depending on how it's seen, and the way he can include so many different characters so effectively in the movie is amazing. My favorite scene is when the Detective is analyzing Loris when Loris leaves the restaurant. "Now he is punishing it - 'No, not in public'" and "And we can all see what this means." If you want to see it, I've seen the film at Jumbo video in the foreign films section. I advise that you go out and rent it IMMEDIATELY! I gave it a ten, and so will you.


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