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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 »

Director:

Roberto Benigni

Writers:

Roberto Benigni (story), Vincenzo Cerami (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roberto Benigni ... Loris
Michel Blanc ... Paride Taccone
Nicoletta Braschi ... Jessica Rossetti
Dominique Lavanant Dominique Lavanant ... Jolanda Taccone
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Roccarotta
Laurent Spielvogel Laurent Spielvogel ... Frustalupi
Ivano Marescotti Ivano Marescotti ... Pascucci
Franco Mescolini Franco Mescolini ... Chinese Teacher
Massimo Girotti ... Distinguished Resident
Luciana Palombi Luciana Palombi ... Claudia (as Luciana Pieri Palombi)
Vittorio Amandola ... Antique dealer
Rita Di Lernia Rita Di Lernia ... Moglie Antiquario (as Maria Rita Bresadola di Lernia)
Gennaro Morrone Gennaro Morrone ... Edicolante
Vincenzo Vitagliano Vincenzo Vitagliano ... Lodger
Giulio Turli Giulio Turli ... Tall man
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$642,000, 14 July 1996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,762,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Roberto Benigni and Nicholetta Braschi who play main characters Loris and Jessica are married in real life. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the French version, Patrick Timsit dubbed Loris and Isabel Otero dubbed Jessica. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Il giorno della prima di Close Up (1996) See more »

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Funny, Crazy and Sexy
18 June 2002 | by atzimoSee 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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