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Terry Gilliam
1998. 46th Edition
Films
Films
BRAZIL
TERRY GILLIAM
United Kingdom - USA 
Christmas of any year in the 20th century. A malevolent, contaminated society, with omnipresent machines and distrustful, repressive and tentacular bureaucracy made gangrenous by incompetence. Sam Lowry is a civil servant at the Ministry of Information with no purpose or punch, a cog in the system whose only way of escape are the nightly dreams in which he defies the Forces of ...
Christmas of any year in the 20th century. A malevolent, contaminated society, with omnipresent machines and distrustful, repressive and tentacular bureaucracy made gangrenous by incompetence. Sam Lowry is a civil servant at the Ministry of Information with no purpose or punch, a cog in the system whose only way of escape are the nightly dreams in which he defies the Forces of Doom.
CHRISTMAS CARD / BEWARE OF ELEPHANTS / THE MIRACLE OF FLIGHT
Terry Gilliam
United Kingdom 
Christmas Card is a jaunty succession of Christmas card characters. Beware of Elephants strings together a series of strange situations based on an elephant failling on top of a person. The Miracle of Flight tells the tale of man's successive failures at trying to fly. The first two animations were part of the TV series Do Not Adjust Your Set (1968-69), while the latter bel...

Christmas Card is a jaunty succession of Christmas card characters. Beware of Elephants strings together a series of strange situations based on an elephant failling on top of a person. The Miracle of Flight tells the tale of man's successive failures at trying to fly. The first two animations were part of the TV series Do Not Adjust Your Set (1968-69), while the latter belongs to The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine (1971).

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
TERRY GILLIAM
USA 
Sports reporter Raoul Duke and his lawyer, Gonzo, head to Las Vegas where the former is to cover a motorbike race. More than a good story, he's looking for the true lifeblood of an American dream that's suffering one of its worst periods. His luggage comprises a case full to the hilt with an assortment of hallucinogenic drugs that could well have been stashed away by William S....
Sports reporter Raoul Duke and his lawyer, Gonzo, head to Las Vegas where the former is to cover a motorbike race. More than a good story, he's looking for the true lifeblood of an American dream that's suffering one of its worst periods. His luggage comprises a case full to the hilt with an assortment of hallucinogenic drugs that could well have been stashed away by William S. Burroughs.
JABBERWOCKY
TERRY GILLIAM
United Kingdom 
In the dark Middle Ages, a monster called Jabberwocky is terrorising the locals. King Bruno makes an announcement saying that the knight who succeeds in slaughtering the beast will be given his daughter's hand in reward. Dennis, the cooper's son, succeeds in carrying out the feat and is to marry the princess, but his true love is the fat and common Griselda.
In the dark Middle Ages, a monster called Jabberwocky is terrorising the locals. King Bruno makes an announcement saying that the knight who succeeds in slaughtering the beast will be given his daughter's hand in reward. Dennis, the cooper's son, succeeds in carrying out the feat and is to marry the princess, but his true love is the fat and common Griselda.
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
TERRY GILLIAM, TERRY JONES
United Kingdom 
King Arthur and his faithful squire Patsy travel around England hiring knights who want to join the court of Camelot. Instead of riding on horseback, Arthur skips along, while his squire raps two halves of a coconut shell together to make the noise of his steed. With two such preposterous characters, it's not surprising that the search for the Holy Grail goes from one strange a...
King Arthur and his faithful squire Patsy travel around England hiring knights who want to join the court of Camelot. Instead of riding on horseback, Arthur skips along, while his squire raps two halves of a coconut shell together to make the noise of his steed. With two such preposterous characters, it's not surprising that the search for the Holy Grail goes from one strange adventure to another.
MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN
TERRY JONES
United Kingdom 
Brian is born in the manger next to Jesus of Nazareth, and on the same day to boot. The political situation is somewhat unstable due to the fact that several secret Jewish splinter groups are plotting against the Romans. Brian is collared by one of these organisations, and to his great regret, is proclaimed a Messiah.
Brian is born in the manger next to Jesus of Nazareth, and on the same day to boot. The political situation is somewhat unstable due to the fact that several secret Jewish splinter groups are plotting against the Romans. Brian is collared by one of these organisations, and to his great regret, is proclaimed a Messiah.
MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE
TERRY JONES, TERRY GILLIAM (The Crimson Permanent Assurance)
United Kingdom 
The Crimson Permanent Assurance's old-timers work in abysmal conditions under the watchful eye of a group of young executives who have just taken over the company. When the newly arrived upstart yuppies sack an elderly accountant, all hell breaks out and the building sets sail like a pirate ship to conquer the tempestuous financial briny.
The Crimson Permanent Assurance's old-timers work in abysmal conditions under the watchful eye of a group of young executives who have just taken over the company. When the newly arrived upstart yuppies sack an elderly accountant, all hell breaks out and the building sets sail like a pirate ship to conquer the tempestuous financial briny.
THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN
TERRY GILLIAM
UK - Italy - West Germany - USA 
Towards the end of the 18th century, in a city beseiged by the Turks, a theatre company is presenting a work on the marvellous adventures of Baron Munchausen. The show is interrupted by the Baron himself, who accuses the actors of lying and proceeds to tell his own version of the story, including an explanation of how the war with the Turks really started.
Towards the end of the 18th century, in a city beseiged by the Turks, a theatre company is presenting a work on the marvellous adventures of Baron Munchausen. The show is interrupted by the Baron himself, who accuses the actors of lying and proceeds to tell his own version of the story, including an explanation of how the war with the Turks really started.
THE FISHER KING
TERRY GILLIAM
USA 
Acerbic disc jockey Jack Lucas unintentionally prompts a listener with whom he has just had a phone conversation to go into a bar and mow down half of its customers with a shotgun. With his career in ruins, Jack is rescued from the brink of suicide by Parry, an ex-professor of medieval history who convinces Lucas he has been chosen for a sacred mission: to recover the Holy Grai...
Acerbic disc jockey Jack Lucas unintentionally prompts a listener with whom he has just had a phone conversation to go into a bar and mow down half of its customers with a shotgun. With his career in ruins, Jack is rescued from the brink of suicide by Parry, an ex-professor of medieval history who convinces Lucas he has been chosen for a sacred mission: to recover the Holy Grail.
TIME BANDITS
TERRY GILLIAM
United Kingdom 
Completely ignored by his parents, Kevin keeps himself amused by reading adventure books and delving into his overflowing imagination. One night, six dwarfs come through the wardrobe door and introduce themselves as servants of a Supreme Being, from whom they've stolen the Map of the Holes in Time and Space. They escape from their leader through these holes, which open when the...
Completely ignored by his parents, Kevin keeps himself amused by reading adventure books and delving into his overflowing imagination. One night, six dwarfs come through the wardrobe door and introduce themselves as servants of a Supreme Being, from whom they've stolen the Map of the Holes in Time and Space. They escape from their leader through these holes, which open when they're least expecting it. Kevin decides to follow them on their journey through time and space.
TWELVE MONKEYS / 12 MONKEYS
TERRY GILLIAM
USA 
The year 2035. Most of the people in the world have been killed by a virus and the few who have actually survived live below ground in waiting for the discovery of an antidote against the plague. James Cole, a convict tormented by the images of a recurrent dream, is sent back to the past to collect information on the origin of the virus and the organisation supposedly responsib...
The year 2035. Most of the people in the world have been killed by a virus and the few who have actually survived live below ground in waiting for the discovery of an antidote against the plague. James Cole, a convict tormented by the images of a recurrent dream, is sent back to the past to collect information on the origin of the virus and the organisation supposedly responsible for spreading it: the Army of 12 Monkeys.
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