About

Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life parall...

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Directed by

Terry Jones

Written by

Terry Gilliam (Screenplay)
Terry Jones (Screenplay)
Graham Chapman (Screenplay)
John Cleese (Screenplay)
Eric Idle (Screenplay)
Michael Palin (Screenplay)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

He wasn't the messiah. He was a very naughty boy.

Cast

Keywords

graffiti jesus christ religion latin anarchic comedy jewry resistance cult film christianity satire crucifixion dying and death bethlehem miracle gladiator roman empire balcony doomed man three kings stoning sermon on the mount

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Lists

#182 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

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