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The Monster

A Feature film by Roberto Benigni

Produced by Iris Films

Release in France : 29/03/1995


    Following a crazy series of misunderstandings, Loris, a loser struggling through life, is taken for a dangerous sex maniac, the Mozart of Vice! A monster who has already committed a series of hideous murders. The police chief, on the advice of a psychiatrist, decides to set a trap for him. A ravishing police auxiliary is ordered to serve as bait with the task of harassing the "monster" in order to release a horde of lascivious demons within him.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Iris Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    Co-productions :

    Sofica Sofinergie 3, Arte France Cinéma, UGC Images

    French distribution :

    Fox France

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    This Franco-Italian coproduction has set a historic record in Italy where its phenomenal success can be compared to that of "Les Visiteurs" in France. Since its release in Italy in October 1994, "The Monster" has became the biggest box-office hit of all time. After three months on the screens, 6 million people had seen the film.
    Michel Blanc, who was closely involved in the creation of "The Monster", wrote the French adaptation of the film. In the French-dubbed version, Patrick Timsit provides the voice for Roberto benigni.

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Yvan Attal

    Screenwriters :

    Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Paul Mugel

    Editor :

    Nino Baragli

    Music Composer :

    Evan Lurie

    Adaptation :

    Michel Blanc

    Director of Photography :

    Carlo Di Palma

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Michel Burstein

    Production Designer :

    Giantito Burchiellaro

    Costume designer :

    Danilo Donati

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    Feature film

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    Italy, France

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    Minority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 48 min

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