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The Little Devil (1988)

Il piccolo diavolo (original title)
During an exorcism, father Maurice meets a little devil named Giuditta, who refuses to return to hell and decides to discover the world.

Director:

Roberto Benigni

Writers:

Roberto Benigni (story), Giuseppe Bertolucci (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roberto Benigni ... Giuditta
Walter Matthau ... Padre Maurizio
Stefania Sandrelli ... Patrizia
Giacomo Piperno Giacomo Piperno ... Passeggero sul treno
Franco Fabrizi ... Monsignore
Nicoletta Braschi ... Nina
Paolo Baroni Paolo Baroni ... Saverio
Annabella Schiavone Annabella Schiavone ... Signora indemoniata
John Karlsen ... Anziano monsignore
John Lurie ... Cusatelli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefano Antonucci Stefano Antonucci
Paola Batticciotto Paola Batticciotto
Flavio Bonacci
Giulia Borghini Giulia Borghini
Bianca Maria Borraccetti Bianca Maria Borraccetti
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Storyline

Father Maurice, a priest living in a residential college for priests in Rome, is called out one day to "exorcise" the devil from someone. The devil turns out to be in the form of a fun-loving man called Giuditta. What Father Maurice doesn't know is that this type of devil will turn his life around. Written by Stefano "SWEEVO" Pavone

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

20 October 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Walter Matthau's voice is dubbed into Italian by another actor. See more »

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The main titles are displayed as if written on papyrus, with a variety of colours in the background, and they subsequently "burn away" and dissolve. See more »

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Also in English
21 January 2006 | by bjonaalSee all my reviews

Actually, when this film was in Norway, it was in English, and I have always believed it was it's original language. Once i owned a VHS copy of the film in English as well, but somehow it disappeared during relocating. But I agree with people saying this is Benignis most funny film ever, not necessary his best. No other films I've seen with him gives him so much freedom to show his comical ability throughout the entire movie. And the chemistry with him and Mattau is magnificent. Bracchi is beautiful as ever and some of the scenes makes you laugh so much that it really hurts in your stomach. I know it's out on DVD in Italy, but unfortunately without English subtitles. But there has to be someone out there knowing more about the English version than I do.


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