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Monty Python's Life Of Brian

Monty Python's Life Of Brian

  • 1979 film

Biblical movie satire focusing on the life of Brian Cohen, a man born into Roman-occupied Judea who reluctantly finds himself mistaken for the Messiah. Stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and more.

Monty Python's Life Of Brian

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1979
Stars
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terence Bayler, Carol Cleveland and more
Writers
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Director
Terry Jones
Producers
John Goldstone, Tarak Ben Ammar, George Harrison, Denis O'Brien and Tim Hampton
Companies

Set in 33 AD 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 them. At its centre 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 mistake for the promised messiah, providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) 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.

Additional details

Tagline
He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy
Part of

Monty Python

UK certificate
AA
Duration
94 minutes
UK release
Thursday 8th November 1979
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 26th February 2012 at 10:00pm on Sky Arts
  • Sunday 29th January 2012 at 10:00pm on Sky Arts
  • Tuesday 25th October 2011 at 11:00pm on BBC4

Recording details

  • Tunisia

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