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Il monaco di Monza (1963)

Italy, 1630. The widower Pasquale loses his job as a cobbler. In search of food for his twelve children, he and a poor companion disguise as mendicant monks and knock for help at the castle... See full summary »

Director:

Sergio Corbucci

Writers:

Bruno Corbucci (screenplay), Giovanni Grimaldi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Totò ... Pasquale Cicciacalda / Don Manuel
Nino Taranto Nino Taranto ... Don Egidio, marchese de Lattanziis
Erminio Macario Erminio Macario ... Fra' Mamozio
Lisa Gastoni ... Fiorenza, marchesa del Giglio
Moira Orfei ... Suor Virginia, la monaca di Monza
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... Cecco, un bravo
Fiorenzo Fiorentini ... Smilzo, un bravo
Dany París Dany París ... La zingara
Mario Castellani Mario Castellani ... Il nobile con due scarpe destre
María Badmajew María Badmajew ... (as Maria Bademajew)
Clara Bindi Clara Bindi ... Una popolana
Carlo Delle Piane ... L'oste
Tina Gloriani Tina Gloriani
Marco Morandi Marco Morandi
Roberto Paoletti Roberto Paoletti
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Italy, 1630. The widower Pasquale loses his job as a cobbler. In search of food for his twelve children, he and a poor companion disguise as mendicant monks and knock for help at the castle of the beautiful widowed marquise Fiorenza. But she begs him to prevent an unwelcome wedding to the sinister Don Egidio. Written by fa404748 (Gent, Belgium)

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 March 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monk of Monza See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 39854 delivered on 16-3-1963. See more »

Quotes

Pasquale Cicciacalda: [he and Macario must recite the Rosary, but don't actually know Latin] Assia Noris.
Fra' Mamozio: Ora pro nobis.
Pasquale Cicciacalda: Doris Duranti.
Fra' Mamozio: Ora pro nobis.
Pasquale Cicciacalda: Maria Denis.
Fra' Mamozio: Ora pro nobis.
Pasquale Cicciacalda: Sofia Loren.
Fra' Mamozio: Ora pro nobis.
Pasquale Cicciacalda: Anna Maria Pierangeli.
Fra' Mamozio: Ora pro nobis.
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Referenced in Deodato Holocaust (2019) See more »

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La Carità
Performed by Adriano Celentano & Don Backy
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A weak comedy with Toto!
16 October 2018 | by RodrigAndrisanSee all my reviews

It's not one of Toto's best movies, it's just a comedy attempt, without any merit. The only funny moment is when Toto says "the prayer": Sophia Loren, Ora Pro Nobis, Brigitte Bardot, Ora Pro Nobis, De Profundis, Autobus... Lisa Gastoni is very young and beautiful, and Don Backy and Adriano Celentano, very young too, are funny, in a short appearance, singing a song.


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