MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN
Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood's depiction of all things biblical in this hilarious epic. The setting is Judea 33 AD, a time of poverty and chaos. At the center of it all is Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman), a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as the result of a series of absurd circumstances (and a bit of mistaken identity with that better-known prophet). The Pythons, each playing multiple roles, nail the topical humor of the day: ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate, the art of haggling, the Romans ("What have they ever done for us?") and crucifixion. DIR/SCR Terry Jones; SCR Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin; PROD John Goldstone. UK, 1979, color, 94 min. RATED R
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