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The Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1983)

During questioning by the police, a railway worker falls to his death from the multi-story police HQ. The government says it was an accident but there is a public outcry. The Superintendant... See full summary »

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Gavin Richards ...
Maniac
Jim Bywater ...
Insp. Pissani
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Superintendant
Gavin Muir ...
Constable
John Surman ...
Insp. Bertozzo
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Maria Feletti
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During questioning by the police, a railway worker falls to his death from the multi-story police HQ. The government says it was an accident but there is a public outcry. The Superintendant and Inspector responsible are awaiting the arrival of an Investigating Judge but get more than they bargained for when a lunatic escapes and impersonates him. Written by Anonymous

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anarchism | based on play | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Drama

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist opened at the Belasco Theater (New York City) on November 15, 1984 and ran for 20 performances. See more »

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Dario Fo's finest farce excellently translated
23 December 2001 | by (Bristol, UK) – See all my reviews

Have been trying to get this on video for 10 years. Managed to record it on second showing but relative (unnamed to protect the guilty) over recorded with ozzie soap! This TV production is excellent. Richards' translation is superb, a completely different actor from that of 'allo 'allo. The pace is stunning, the language brilliant and no one loses their trousers. To discuss the plot is to ruin the presentation, but the galosh joke is a moment of the highest comedy.

I cannot recommend this highly enough, and hope that it can be seen somewhere as thames television do not seem to want to make money by selling a video.


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