Brutti di notte

Brutti di notte (literally "Ugly by night") is a 1968 Italian comedy film written and directed by Giovanni Grimaldi and starring the comedy duo Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. It is a parody of Luis Buñuel's film Belle de Jour.[1][2]

Brutti di notte
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Directed byGiovanni Grimaldi
Written byGiovanni Grimaldi
StarringFranco Franchi
Ciccio Ingrassia
Music byRoberto Pregadio
CinematographyStelvio Massi
Edited byDaniele Alabiso
Release date
  • 1968 (1968)


Tormented by strange dreams, Franco decides to be examined by a psychoanalyst and, accompanied by Ciccio, his brother-in-law, goes to doctor Federzotti. Having established the cause of the complex that afflicts him, the psychoanalyst prescribes an intense love life as a cure. One day Ciccio discovers him in the company of a lady and immediately warns his wife Rosaspina. The woman, however, having understood that she is the cause of Franco's problems, due to the thick beard that frames her face, decides to get a facial plastic. Completely transformed, she makes an appointment with her husband undercover. Ciccio surprises them and, not knowing the truth, threatens to have Franco kicked out of the house. Rosaspina then reveals her true identity, bringing peace and harmony back into the family.



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia; Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 1992. ISBN 8876055932.
  2. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.

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