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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

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Original title
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
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Screenwriter
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Music
John Du Prez (Songs: Monty Python)
Cinematography
Peter Hannan, Roger Pratt
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures
Genre
Comedy. Musical | Broad Comedy. Black Comedy. Anthology Film. Satire. Sketch Comedy. Cult Movie
Movie Groups
Monty Python
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Synopsis / Plot
Why are we here, what's it all about? The Monty Python-team is trying to sort out the most important question on Earth: what is the meaning of life? They do so by exploring the various stages of life, starting with birth. A doctor seems more interested in his equipment than in delivering the baby or caring for the mother, a Roman Catholic couple have quite a lot of children because 'every sperm is sacred'. In the growing and learning part of life, catholic schoolboys attend a rather strange church service and ditto sex education lesson. Onto war, where an officer's plan to attack is thwarted by his underlings wanting to celebrate his birthday and an officer's leg is bitten off by presumably an African tiger. At middle age a couple orders 'philosophy' at a restaurant, after which the film continues with live organ transplants. The autumn years are played in a restaurant, which, after being treated to the song 'Isn't It Awfully Nice to Have a Penis?' by an entertainer...
Awards
1983: Cannes: Jury Special Prize, Nominated for Palme d'Or
1984: BAFTA Awards: Nominated Best Original Song ("Every Sperm Is Sacred")
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