|Brutti di notte|
|Directed by||Giovanni Grimaldi|
|Written by||Giovanni Grimaldi|
|Starring||Franco Franchi |
|Music by||Roberto Pregadio|
|Edited by||Daniele Alabiso|
Brutti di notte (literally "Ugly by night") is a 1968 Italian comedy film written and directed by Giovanni Grimaldi and starring the comedy duo Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia. It is a parody of Luis Buñuel's film Belle de Jour.
Tormented by strange dreams, Franco decides to be examined by a psychoanalyst and, accompanied by Ciccio, his brother-in-law, goes to doctor Federzotti. Having established the cause of the complex that afflicts him, the psychoanalyst prescribes an intense love life as a cure. One day Ciccio discovers him in the company of a lady and immediately warns his wife Rosaspina. The woman, however, having understood that she is the cause of Franco's problems, due to the thick beard that frames her face, decides to get a facial plastic. Completely transformed, she makes an appointment with her husband undercover. Ciccio surprises them and, not knowing the truth, threatens to have Franco kicked out of the house. Rosaspina then reveals her true identity, bringing peace and harmony back into the family.
- Franco Franchi as Franco
- Ciccio Ingrassia as Ciccio
- Gabriella Giorgelli as Rosapina
- Fulvia Franco as Miss Ananas
- Helga Liné as Ursula
- Antonella Steni as Mazzacurati
- Alfredo Rizzo as Dr. Federzotti
- Ignazio Leone as Giulio