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viernes, 19 de agosto de 2011

El Sentido de la Vida

Una de las comedias más famosas de los Monty Python, en la que a través de varios sketches muestran de forma hilarante los momentos más importantes del ciclo de la vida. Desde el nacimiento a la muerte, pasando por otros temas como la filosofía, la historia o la medicina, todo tratado con el inconfundible humor de los cómicos ingleses. El prólogo está rodado por Terry Gilliam.

Irreverente film de Monty Python, elaborado con sketches sobre la vida, el sexo, la religión... Hay momentos divertidos, y otros pasados de rosca. El corto inicial de la rebelión de los oficinistas es sin duda lo mejor.


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...

1983: Cannes: Premio especial del Jurado

Director: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam
Intérpretes: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
Guión: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Música: John Du Prez
Fotografía: Peter Hannan
Título Original: The Meaning Of Life
Año: 1983
Duración: 107 min.
Género: Comedia


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