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Holy Flying Circus (2011)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  19 October 2011 (UK)
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Tells the story of the outraged, and sometimes violent, response to 'The Life of Brian' the Monty Python movie that satirized the life of Jesus.

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Eric Idle / Disciple / Rabbi / Singing Protester / Bishop
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Michael Palin / Michael Palin's Mother / Devil
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Terry Jones / Jones the Wife / Bishop
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Graham Chapman / Tramp
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John Cleese / Devil
Phil Nichol ...
Terry Gilliam
Simon Greenall ...
Barry Atkins / Pub Landlord
Robin Sebastian ...
US News Reporter / BBFC Representative / Montage Man
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Nun / Montage Woman
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Paul Chahidi ...
Harry Balls / News Vendor
Ian Bonar ...
Production Person 1 / Sam Lowry
Selina Griffiths ...
Production Person 2 / Personal Assistant to BBC Head of Rude Words
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In 1979 the Monty Python comedy team return from making their film 'Monty Python's Life of Brian' in Tunisia. Premiered in America the film is pilloried by ultra-right religious groups for its depiction of Christ. In England the Popular Peoples' Church of St Sophia (whose members include a Tourette's sufferer who shouts out swear words) find a copy of the script in a dustbin and lobby the British censor for its suppression, leading to many local councils banning its screening. Death threats follow and Michael Palin - "the nicest man in Britain" - has his effigy burned on his front lawn. Finally crazed TV programmer Alan Dick persuades Palin and co-star John Cleese to defend the picture on a late night chat show against the Bishop of Southwark and religious commentator Malcolm Muggeridge. Thanks to Cleese's reasoning the Pythons are seen to triumph, winning over the Popular Peoples' Church. A later encounter with God will show how the film's controversy paved the way for other artistic... Written by don @ minifie-1

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489th Review: More swear words that a titmouse can launch a moose at......
13 February 2012 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

The BBC has outdone themselves in this wonderful piece about the reception of Life of Brian. Having been taken along with 20 other pupils to see Life by my school chaplain while taking a Religious Studies A level it always has had a special place in my heart. This wonderful reconstruction captures something of the Pythons complete silliness, and the even more complete silliness of those who found Brian offensive.

This is seriously the best tribute film to the Pythons out there, the effort in casting to get it right has paid off, to say they look and act like how and who they're meant to is a gross understatement - they really do capture something of each of the Flying Circus with marvelous alacrity.

All in all, this is rude, crude, very, very silly in places, and, above all, fall on the floor funny. Quite simply, one of the funnier films I've seen recently and for those who like Python in any form this is smart and just what the doctor ordered.


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