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Il piccolo diavolo (1988)

Father Maurice, a priest living in a residential college for priests in Rome, is called out one day to "exorcise" the devil from someone. The devil turns out to be in the form of a ... See full summary »

Director:

Roberto Benigni

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Roberto Benigni (story), Giuseppe Bertolucci (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Walter Matthau ... Maurice
Roberto Benigni ... Giuditta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefano Antonucci Stefano Antonucci
Paolo Baroni Paolo Baroni ... Saverio
Paola Batticciotto Paola Batticciotto
Flavio Bonacci
Giulia Borghini Giulia Borghini
Bianca Maria Borraccetti Bianca Maria Borraccetti
Nicoletta Braschi ... Nina
Roberto Corbiletto Roberto Corbiletto
Germana Di Giannicola Germana Di Giannicola
Franco Fabrizi ... Prete
Mirella Falco Mirella Falco ... Saverio's mother
Benedetto Fanna Benedetto Fanna
Barbara Giommi Barbara Giommi
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Father Maurice, a priest living in a residential college for priests in Rome, is called out one day to "exorcise" the devil from someone. The devil turns out to be in the form of a fun-loving man called Giuditta. What Father Maurice doesn't know is that this type of devil will turn his life around. Written by Stefano "SWEEVO" Pavone

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

July 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Devil See more »

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What the hell is this?
7 October 2005 | by kregenowSee all my reviews

It's crazy, it's hilarious, it's grotesque and it's at least pure fun. The combination of Matthau's stoical yet strained mimics with Benigni's clownesque and provocative acting is one of the most surprising comedies from Italy ever. But it's not just pure comedy, it's definitely a satiric assault on religion, social behaviour and some more holy cows. Even more, it's incredible, how Matthau and Benigni are acting - and interacting. I'll bet that you've never seen Matthau look closer to desperation since The Odd Couple. And Lemmon was a sheer blessing compared to what he is confronted with here. And I still wonder how they ever managed to produce this movie. Anyway, catch this devil if you can, you won't regret it!


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