Monty Python’s Life of Brian
+ intro by editor Julian Doyle
An extreme case of mistaken identity turns Brian into a saviour. Or not.
Dir Terry Jones
With John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
‘He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy’: Brian Cohen spends his life being mistaken for the Messiah due to a series of coincidences that are seized upon by a fanatical group of followers. This controversial religious satire was unseen in various parts of the world (including certain UK counties) for many years, but its endlessly quotable lines and irreverent humour make it a comedy classic.
+ Away From It All
UK 1979. Dirs John Cleese, Clare Taylor. 13min.
The Pythonesque extra that originally accompanied the Life of Brian release.