The Monk of Monza

The Monk of Monza (Italian: Il monaco di Monza) is a 1963 Italian comedy film directed by Sergio Corbucci. It parodies the story of the Nun of Monza, as depicted in the Alessandro Manzoni's novel The Betrothed.[1][2]

The Monk of Monza
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Directed bySergio Corbucci
Written byBruno Corbucci
Giovanni Grimaldi
Erminio Macario
Nino Taranto
CinematographyEnzo Barboni
Music byArmando Trovajoli
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Running time
101 min


Monza, 1630, a period of Spanish rule. Pasquale Cicciacalda, a humble shoemaker native of Casoria, widower of the midwife Provvidenza, can not maintain their 12 children (6 pairs of twins) and therefore devises a cunning ploy. Disguised himself and his children as monks, vague with them pretending to be poor monks, asking food and charity.



  1. ^ Alberto Anile. I film di Totò (1946-1967): la maschera tradita. Le mani, 1998. ISBN 8880120808.
  2. ^ Roberto Poppi, Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 2007. ISBN 8884405033.

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