Fracchia la belva umana

Fracchia la belva umana (Fracchia the fanatic or Fracchia The Human Beast) is a 1981 Italian comedy film directed by Neri Parenti. It was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.[1] In the cast includes Paolo Villaggio, Lino Banfi and the then young Massimo Boldi and Francesco Salvi.

Fracchia la belva umana
Italian theatrical release poster
Directed byNeri Parenti
Produced byBruno Altissimi, Claudio Saraceni
Written byLeo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Paolo Villaggio, Neri Parenti
StarringPaolo Villaggio, Lino Banfi, Gigi Reder, Anna Mazzamauro, Massimo Boldi
Music byFred Bongusto
CinematographyAlberto Spagnoli
Edited bySergio Montanari
Distributed byCecchi Gori Group
Release date
  • 22 December 1981 (1981-12-22)
Running time
99 minutes


The misfortune of Giandomenico Fracchia (an employee in a chocolate factory) is to be the double of the terrible criminal known as "the human beast": this will give rise to a series of problems and misunderstandings.



  1. "Italian Comedy - The State of Things". Archived from the original on 1 August 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
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