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Life of Brian

Terry Jones | 1978 | 93 MINS
Roman Week Chichester

To coincide with Chichester’s Roman Week organized by the Novium Museum, we present Monty Python's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films.

★★★★★ The Times

In Detail

Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe them.

At its centre is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem in a stable next door, who, by a series of absurd circumstances is caught up in the new religion and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah, providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) to shine in multiple roles.

They question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and haggling to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion, forever changing our biblical view.

46 years on it is still one of the funniest films ever made!

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