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The Monster (1994)

Il mostro (original title)
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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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Michel Blanc ...
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Dominique Lavanant ...
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Laurent Spielvogel ...
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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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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The French cast said all their lines in French. There were all later dubbed in Italian by different actors. See more »

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Spoofs Inferno (1980) See more »

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Funny, Crazy and Sexy
18 June 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

What an excellent movie 'Il Mostro' is! It is absolutely certain that it will destroy you from the first moment.

Make sure you watch it in Italian audio though. A lot of Benigni's (as of course any other actor's) performance comes out of projecting his lines and Benigni always sounds hilarious.

And don't expect to see 'scary movie' here. This is quality comedy, with great script and a genius actor.

Don't miss it!

9/10


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