I nuovi mostri

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I nuovi mostri
I nuovi mostri.jpg
Italian film poster
Directed by Dino Risi
Ettore Scola
Mario Monicelli
Produced by Pio Angeletti
Adriano De Micheli
Written by Agenore Incrocci
Ruggero Maccari
Giuseppe Moccia
Ettore Scola
Bernardino Zapponi
Starring Vittorio Gassman
Ornella Muti
Ugo Tognazzi
Alberto Sordi
Music by Armando Trovajoli
Cinematography Tonino Delli Colli
Distributed by Titanus
Release date(s)
  • 15 December 1977 (1977-12-15)
Running time 115 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

I nuovi mostri (English-language version: Viva l'Italia!; meaning of Italian original title: "The new monsters") is a 1977 commedia all'italiana film composed by 14 episodes, directed by Dino Risi, Ettore Scola and Mario Monicelli. It is a sequel of I mostri, made in 1963. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards.[1]


The original version is composed by 14 episodes.

Episode Director Starring
"L'uccellino della Val Padana" Ettore Scola Ugo Tognazzi
"Con i saluti degli amici" Dino Risi
"Tantum ergo" Dino Risi Vittorio Gassman
"Autostop" Mario Monicelli Ornella Muti
"Il sospetto" Ettore Scola Vittorio Gassman
"Pronto soccorso" Mario Monicelli Alberto Sordi
"Mammina e mammone" Dino Risi Ugo Tognazzi
"Cittadino esemplare" Ettore Scola Vittorio Gassman
"Pornodiva" Dino Risi
"Sequestro di persona cara" Ettore Scola Vittorio Gassman
"Come una regina" Ettore Scola Alberto Sordi
"Hostaria!" Ettore Scola Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi
"Senza parole" Dino Risi Ornella Muti
"Elogio funebre" Ettore Scola Alberto Sordi


Echoing the themes of film preceding the sixties, this film follows in a particular way and concise aspects most classic and disguises of Italian society of the seventies. The style is to create characters and situations so grotesque, funny and surreal to provide u clear example of the vices, the pleasures, tastes and situations daring that the Italians of the middle class and poor tend to create in various circumstances in reality.

In the first episode a manager (Ugo Tognazzi) of the Northern Italy is present in a nightclub his "golden voice", the singer most loved by Italians in recent times. However, during that night at the hotel the singer feels bad and you busca a terrible sore throat. The manager is desperate and does not know how to go about its future programs in other rooms, so think well of them to break a leg. For man has in mind the idea of not considering both the sore throat of the woman, but of pity and understanding among the spectators that, seeing the sick singer trying to sing with a sore throat, however, applaud the show, do not miss making a profit for the cruel manager. The proposed plan by the man works perfectly and the next evening the two collect thousands of dollars. Meanwhile, the singer unfortunately was not aware of the clever plan of his manager, since they had made the trip up the stairs on purpose, without them having the slightest suspicion.

In the second story the scene is in Sicily. There a mafia boss is on his way to the barber, and a vehicle in which unknown is slowly climbing the country. When man and machine meet in the town square the driver along with the passengers shoot the boss for a personal vendetta or rivalry between gangs. Some passersby questioned the dying but these, by appealing to his honor as a Sicilian and not to betray anyone prefers to carry the secret to his grave. In the third episode is on the rage of Italians of the lower middle class against the clergy. The place is the suburb of Rome in the middle of the huts and shacks of the poor who can not bear the fees and payments to the Church in general requires them, which is why with the vulgar language daub walls of buildings and also monasteries. In addition, these people feel politically each in a different way: there are those who believe strongly linked to fascism and who is instead a communist, not to mention the Socialists and Democrats connected with the See of St. Peter.

These fights in the episode taking place in a modern convent are immediately put down by a wily priest (Vittorio Gassman) who, using his gab of a great orator, and using concepts that ignorant people can not understand, puts the lost sheep on the right track. In conclusion, the people have made such a fuss about nothing. In the fourth a girl handsome and cute (Ornella Muti) stops a car to be together in one place. The man, realizing the beauty of the passenger tries unsuccessfully to woo her, then realizes that the woman might be Cages from the reformatory. In fact, while the man palpates the thigh of the girl seen in the pages of newspaper an article about the escape of three girls from a penal institution and one of these recognizes the passing hitchhiker. The woman intimate man to pull over the car and get out, but the driver got out, found the courage to react, firing a shot to the girl who collapses throwing a comb from his hand, which she had used to pretend to ' man who might be armed. Because of this prank we ran a dead man.

In the following story u group of young people is brought to the police station for an attack. The Commissioner (Gassman) reads the charges and at the end receives a raspberry inadvertently by one of the accused. The Commissioner calls upon the youth in his office and then at the end of the lecture him out with a pat on the shoulder and said: "They are young, they will realize their mistakes in the future." In fact, the boy was the son of an important political authority, as the Commissioner does not have trouble prefer to send him away, stopping all the others and berating a police sergeant who dared to challenge his superior. Then the scene takes place back to Rome, where he is having a party between lords among these is Alberto Sordi that, not finding the way home, he meets a poor wounded and bleeding in the street. The rich hosting it in his car and goes in search of a hospital, without showing fear and or anxiety for the patient. The two make the rounds of four hospitals that do not accept the sick you would die for trivial: some because the battered and who was an atheist because he had not done his military service. So Alberto Sordi, failing to find a place to leave the weight in the car, reports the battered where he found it and goes to the party.

The following Ugo Tognazzi plays a bum Roman with his mother goes to the poorest and most disreputable streets to pick up any rubbish or waste. Among these there are also human and animal feces and in this the two also risk being lynched Finally, the two poor traveling in their miserable homes where they collect what is worth more than all of the wastes that were taken to sell at a high price . These situations Italy were very frequent in the seventies and were pursued by the homeless and poor people to earn a little money. A man (Gassman) witness a murder, but out of fear of not being involved in the affair if he reported everything to the police, he decides to turn around and go home to eat a plate of spaghetti, while the poor die in agony. Still in Italy a lot of people not to be involved in various matters with the police prefer to remain silent. In the next story a couple of parents (her father is always Gassman) brings the attractive young daughter in a study of film producers to audition for a pornographic film. The two agree perfectly working conditions that would place her daughter and they give the money from the producers. The daughter in the film will have sex with a chimpanzee! A poor man in the following story (Vittorio Gassman) addressed to the Italian public a televised address since he was kidnapped daughter. When the crew goes away it turns out that the man to do many more interviews and then later to become famous, he cut the telephone wires. Just last communicated on TV the man had begged the kidnappers to call home for the state's share of the ransom to be paid! In the subsequent history Alberto Sordi is a son who finds himself forced to bring his elderly mother in a nursing home because it is more acceptable to his wife. Man, being weak of character is in complete agreement with his wife and the mother leads to your destination, trying in every way to please her new "hotel". However, the mother is petrified at the sight of poor hygiene, and social construction in which the hospice is required, not to mention the pain that are the elderly who are never visited by any relative. So the woman back but his son with a last attempt can let her in, and having a sad afterthought at the end of the episode, he says to nurses: "You look after her like a queen!"

In the third to last episode of the customers enter a tavern to Rome managed by vulgar and crude. Especially the two cooks (Gassman and Tognazzi) exceed themselves in profanity and vulgar gestures. In fact they do not sopportandosi one evening give rise to a brawl involving all the other cooks and finally destroy the food ordered by customers infilandoci shoes and cigars for the struggle continues. Eventually the two, making peace, serve the dish required even if modified by those two ingredients that we had accidentally thrown, but customers will be delighted with what they have eaten. A hostess (Ornella Muti) is known to be a mysterious man that is apparently mute. The man, of dark complexion clear and then from the East, falls in love with the girl who follows him everywhere. After a few days the hostess starts with the plane for another trip, but not before having her give a gift from her boyfriend who greets her cheerfully. The man is actually a terrorist and the gift given to the girl contain an explosive device. In the last story Alberto Sordi is a comic play that gives farewell to colleague Formighella, who died prematurely. However Deaf, remembering all the gags and funny situations that created with the deceased in their plays, eventually to burst all the relatives and friends in a sea of laughter, making allibire the custodian and other relatives who have come to mourn their dead. Finally Deaf sudden a song workhorse of his shows and dance with others around the coffin.

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  1. ^ "The 51st Academy Awards (1979) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 

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