Director Sergio Corbucci
|Writer Bruno Corbucci, Giovanni Grimaldi|
Release date 1963
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.
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.
ReferencesThe Monk of Monza Wikipedia
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