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The Monster

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 (10)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Iris Films

    Foreign production company :

    Melampo Cinematografica

    Co-productions :

    Arte France Cinéma, UGC Images

    French distributors :

    Fox France, UGC Distribution

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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 (14)

    Adaptation :

    Michel Blanc

    Foreign Producer :

    Roberto Benigni

    Director of Photography :

    Carlo Di Palma

    Sound Assistant :

    Philippe Morel

    Editors :

    Nino Baragli, Franco Fraticelli

    Production Designer :

    Giantito Burchiellaro

    Costume designer :

    Danilo Donati

    Screenwriters :

    Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni

    Co-producer :

    Yves Attal

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Paul Mugel

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Michel Burstein

    Sound Editor :

    Catherine Dubeau

    Music Composer :

    Evan Lurie

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

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    Feature film

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    Comedy, Black comedy

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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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