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I mostri (1963)

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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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 Marisa Merlini ... Paola Fioravanti (segment "Testimone volontario")
Rika Dialyna 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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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

Referenced in Ettore Scola on 'Il Sorpasso' (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Cosa vuoi da me
Lyrics by Rosario Leva
Composed by Gian Piero Reverberi
Performed by Michele
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Strengths and weaknesses of human behavior/Laughter is the best medicine.
4 June 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Most of the patrons of the good cinema know that Italian film industry has always been at the forefront of serious as well as good cinema movement.So by that yardstick,it is important to make a note of Italian comedy.This was one of the most interesting chapters of Italian cultural life after the dreadful harsh realities of the treacherous World War 2.As Italy made a meticulously planned recovery after the harsh destruction of an alien invasion,its society witnessed numerous sociological as well as economical upheavals.This was the primary reason which gave birth to Italian cinema movement.Dino Rosi's film "I Mostri" is the perfect example of Italian ribaldry. It was made as a result of many people's collective efforts. Apart from Ugo Tognazzi and Vittorio Gassman, famous filmmaker Ettore Scola also lent a helping hand. Although there are short humorous episodes in this film, due to its 2 hour length,this film gives subtle impression of a feature film.A must for all those who are interested in good cinema, Italian culture and the strengths and weaknesses of human behavior.


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