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Monty Python's Life Of Brian

1979 British comedy film a man mistaken for the Messiah at the time of Christ. Stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and others.

Monty Python's Life Of Brian.

Monty Python's Life Of Brian

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

Genre
Film
Released
1979
Starring
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terence Bayler, Carol Cleveland and others
Writers
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Director
Terry Jones
Producer
John Goldstone

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.

Production Details

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

Monty Python

UK certificate
AA
Duration
94 minutes
Release date
Thursday 8th November 1979
Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Sunday 26th February 2012 at 10:00pm on Sky Arts

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