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Monty Python's life of Brian

Author: Graham ChapmanJohn CleeseTerry GilliamEric IdleTerry JonesAll authors
Publisher: Criterion Collection, ©1999.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Edition/Format:   Video : Videodisc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them. At its center is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem in a stable next door, who, by a series of absurd circumstances is caught up in the new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Parody films
Comedy films
Drama
Parodies, imitations, etc. Drama
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Chapman; John Cleese; Terry Gilliam; Eric Idle; Terry Jones; Michael Palin; John Goldstone; Monty Python (Comedy troupe); Criterion Collection (Firm)
OCLC Number: 824282260
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Other Titles: Life of Brian

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Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them. At its center is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem in a stable next door, who, by a series of absurd circumstances is caught up in the new religion and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah, providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and haggling to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion, forever changing our biblical view.

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