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It’s... Monty Python at 50

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

Can we tempt you with one more excellent movie? It’s only wafer thin…

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UK 1983
Dirs Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam
With John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
Certificate 18

The stages of life from birth to death form the basis of a series of sketches and songs brought together by a group of curious fish who spend their time swimming and contemplating philosophical issues. Whether it be the expanding Mr Creosote, a Catholic family’s show-stopping song ‘Every Sperm is Sacred’, or a practical approach to teaching sex education in schools, there’s something here to offend just about everyone.

Also available on BFI Player

+ The Crimson Permanent Assurance.
UK 1983. Dir Terry Gilliam. 16min.
A group of accountants mutiny against their bosses in favour of a pirate’s life.


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