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The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood (1986)

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Faustus is a clerk in the St. Johns, Newfoundland department of education. He dreams of becoming ruler of Newfoundland and staging a secession from Canada. Back in the real world, Faustus' ... See full summary »
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Andy Jones ...
Faustus Bidgood
Greg Malone ...
Vasily Bogdanovittch Shagoff
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Eddie Peddle
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Fred Bonia-Coombs
Maisie Rillie ...
Phillys Meaney
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Heady Nolan
Beni Malone ...
Henry Harry
Tommy Sexton ...
Frank Dollar
Cathy Jones ...
Margaret May Stackdeck
Judy Parsons ...
Ina Fudge
Mary Whitten ...
Mrs. Benson
Bryan Hennessey ...
Uncle Henry Penny
Nelson Porter ...
Premier Jonathan Moon
Bas Jamieson ...
Claude Squires
Gerry Curnew ...
Claude Hickman
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Faustus is a clerk in the St. Johns, Newfoundland department of education. He dreams of becoming ruler of Newfoundland and staging a secession from Canada. Back in the real world, Faustus' boss Robert Joy plans to indoctrinate the citizenry of Newfoundland with a cultish geometric theory known as Total Education, but Joy may be foiled at any minute by the revelation of his earlier career as a flamenco dancer.

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This film was originally finished in 1976 but was not ready for release until ten years later. See more »

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Crammed with gags, ideas, and freewheeling experiments in form,
21 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Faustus Bidgood chronicles the final days in the office of the obsequious little bureaucrat of the title (played with winning numbness by Andy Jones) who, after a decidedly lachrymose revolution, becomes the first ruler of the People's Republic of Newfoundland. Possessed of a profound guilt and a pornographic imagination, Faustus walks through life like a shell-shocked Milquetoast, his febrile imagination constantly slipping between then and now, here and there, reason and nuttiness. Possessed of the formal energy of early Godard and the comic daring of Monty Python, Faustus Bidgood is an unprecedented event in English Canadian cinema'


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