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The Monsters (1963)

I mostri (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 10 April 1968 (USA)
The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes.

Director:

Dino Risi

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (story) (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (story) (as Scarpelli) | 12 more credits »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ugo Tognazzi ... The Father (segment "L'Educazione sentimentale") / Policeman (segment "Il Mostro") / Stefano (segment "Come un Padre") / Battacchi (segment "Il povero Soldato") / L'Onorevole (segment "La Giornata dell'Onorevole") / Dark Latin Lover (segment "Latin Lovers-Amanti latini") / Pilade Fioravanti (segment "Testimone volontario") / The Traffic Warden (segment "L'Agguato") / The Car Buyer (segment "Vernissage") / Spectator at the Cinema (segment "Scenda l'Oblio") / The Husband (segment "L'Oppio dei Popoli") / Guarnacci (segment "La nobile Arte")
Vittorio Gassman ... The Actor (segment "La Raccomandazione") / Policeman (segment "Il Mostro") / Production Assistant & Movie Director (segment "Presa dalla Vita") / Nicola (segment "Che Vitaccia!") / Blonde Latin Lover (segment "Latin Lovers-Amanti latini") / Defence Layer D'Amore (segment "Testimone volontario") / Richetto (segment "I due Orfanelli") / Roberto (segment "Il Sacrificato") / Elisa (segment "La Musa") / The Road Hog (segment "La Strada è di Tutti") / The Friar (segment "Il Testamento di Francesco") / Artemio Altidori (segment "La nobile Arte")
Lando Buzzanca ... Luchino (segment "Come un padre")
Marino Masé ... The Lover (segment "L'Oppio dei Popoli")
Marisa Merlini ... Paola Fioravanti (segment "Testimone volontario")
Rika Dialyna ... Giuliana (segment "Il Sacrificato") (as Rica Dialina)
Michèle Mercier ... The Wife (segment "L'Oppio dei Popoli") (as Michele Mercier)
Ricky Tognazzi ... Paoletto (segment "L'Educazione sentimentale") (as Rick Tognazzi)
Franco Castellani Franco Castellani ... Giulio Francusi (segment "La Raccomandazione")
Maria Mannelli Maria Mannelli ... Olimpia Ceccarelli (segment "Presa dalla Vita")
Mario Laurentino Mario Laurentino ... The Police Officer (segment "Il povero Soldato")
Angela Portaluri Angela Portaluri ... Ersilia (segment "Che Vitaccia!")
Carlo Kechler Carlo Kechler ... Ministry of Public Works's Director (segment "La Giornata dell'Onorevole") (as Carlo Kecler)
Ugo Attanasio Ugo Attanasio ... General Olivazzi (segment "La Giornata dell'Onorevole")
Luciana Vincenzi Luciana Vincenzi ... Brunette with two Latin Lovers (segment "Latin Lovers-Amanti latini")
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Storyline

The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

14 Happenings! Wild! Weird! Wonderful!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Productor's official site

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 April 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Opiate '67 See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,743
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi shared the best actor award for this film at the April 1964 Mar Del Plata festival in Argentina. See more »

Connections

Featured in La strana coppia. Incontro con Age e Scarpelli (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Samoa Tamourè
Performed by I 4+4 di Nora Orlandi
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20 funny episodes
24 August 2003 | by pnapo2See all my reviews

For me it's difficult to speak about this great comedy. it's very funny with sometimes black humour. There is also a good psychological analysis of italian society. Dino Risi with "I Mostri" & "I Nuovi Monstri" do an excelent job. Gassman and Tognazi are exceptional.

My advice: - If you have seen the movie, see it again and if you haven't you must try to find it.


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