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An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.

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Himself / Narrator (voice)
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Himself / Exploding Don / David Frost (voice)
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Himself / Graham's Mother / Biggles / Anatomy Don / Enormous Peter (voice)
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Himself / Graham's Father / Interview Don #1 / Hibbern / Queen Mother (voice)
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Interview Don #2 / Dr One Across / Pilot / Aleister Crowley / Jose (voice)
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Masseuse / Singing Telegram / Stewardess (voice)
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David Sherlock (voice)
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Vomiting Sylvia Krystel (voice)
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An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.

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Still Dead, And Now in 3D

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Animation | Comedy

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Rated R for strong and crude sexual content including graphic animated sequences, language and some violent images | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

8 February 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Autobiografía de un mentiroso  »

Box Office

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$5,102 (USA) (2 November 2012)

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$5,102 (USA) (2 November 2012)
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Trivia

The scene where Graham is advised by (top British royal) The Queen Mother to go on a tour of New Zealand while at medical college actually happened in real life. Animators drawing the sequence showed the Queen Mum wearing a wide hat and pale green dress. Subsequently, home movie footage emerged of her visit taken by Graham on the day, in which the Queen Mum is seen wearing an uncannily similar wide hat and pale green dress. The footage appears in the documentary which accompanies the film, called 'Anatomy of a Liar'. See more »

Goofs

Sigmund Freud's name is misspelled as "Seigmund Freud" in the opening title sequence and closing credits. See more »

Connections

References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas in Heaven Song - Swing
Written by Michael Palin, Terry Jones, André Jacquemin and David Howman
Performed by Bob Saker
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hilarious, incredible animation film on one of the most iconic Pythons!
18 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A Liars Autobiography is a celebration of the life of the elusive and eccentric Graham Chapman. The film is narrated by Chapman himself (he had recorded audio tapes of his memoirs) and the animation alone is a visual feast. It varies in style which suggests that aside from the obvious comedy, the film is much more perceptive and sophisticated than on first glance.

Chapman led a surreal life and was known by the people that knew him as anything but one dimensional. The film depicts just that as well as the reality that perhaps Chapman himself didn't really know who he was. The sequence I most enjoyed was the one depicting Chapman's alcohol withdrawal symptoms, handled with sensitivity and complemented by the eerie & Burton-Esq animation of insects crawling around Chapman whilst he lies in bed, this is a sequence that adds yet another layer to Chapman's identity.

You don't need to be a Monty Python fan to appreciate this film; its sheer brilliance lies in the animation and it's psychedelic depiction of one of the most iconic Pythons. A pleasurable watch, highly recommend.


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