THE MEANING OF LIFE
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
UK – 1983 – Color – 90’, 107’, 112’
Direction: Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam | Screenplay: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Cinematography: Peter Hannan, Roger Pratt | Editing: Julian Doyle | Music: John Du Prez | Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Production: John Goldstone
Monty Python, the group of British comedians who, with their anarchic humor, were a unique phenomenon in the history of comedy, satirizes to the fullest every social limitation that prevents us from enjoying the true meaning of life. Through different chapters, they show us all the stages of a person's life, from birth to death, flattening all social stereotypes, enshrining institutions of civilized society and leaving cinema as a legacy of their own contribution to what is ultimately the meaning of life.
*The film won the Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes Film Festival in 1983, while it was also nominated for the Golden Palm.