A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.
Toby, a disillusioned film director, becomes pulled into a world of time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.
José Luis Ferrer,
After the death of his father the young cooper 'Dennis Cooper' goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster? A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour.Written by
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On the DVD commentary, Terry Gilliam said the budget was so small they could only afford one corridor. Many scenes were shot in a single take because the film didn't have enough time or money for multiple takes. See more »
At the end of the film, visible wires hold up the monster's head. See more »
It is the middle of the dark ages, ages darker than anyone had ever expected.
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"All characters portrayed in this film are entirely fictitious and bare no resemblance to anyone living or dead, except for one." See more »
A single instance of the use of the word "buggers" had to be removed in order for the film to receive an 'A' (PG) certificate in the UK. Later releases were uncut. See more »
This film makes me laugh with every viewing. The extreme attention to detail of hygene and costumes is excellent. I have it on DVD and it's the only way to see it. Listen to Terry Gilliam's commentary with Michael Palin and it gives you a whole new outlook to the hardships of making these kinds of movies. And it tells you about some of the short cuts they used and they still are displeased with to this day. Gilliam's "Diamond Man" steals both scenes he's in. This is a forgotten movie. I don't know too many people who remember it, but everyone I've told to rent it, have told me they really liked it. It's not a Python movie, but it's got the Python humour and a couple of Python cameos. Look for them. It's a very funny movie and it's a blast to watch. A real gem from Gilliam and company.
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