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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - 20.28 july

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THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN

Category: Edition 2018

Synopsis
The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures.

Original Title THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN
Italian Title LE AVVENTURE DEL BARONE DI MUNCHAUSEN
Category Out of competition
Section Back to the '80s Marathon
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 126'
Production Year 1988
Nationality Italy, United Kingdom
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Screenplay Charles McKeown, Terry Gilliam
Director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno
Special Effects Richard Conway
Kent Houston
Production Design Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo
Costume Design Gabriella Pescucci
Music Michael Kamen
Main cast John Neville (Baron Hyeronimus Karl Friedrich von Münchausen)
Uma Thurman (Rose/Venus)
Eric Idle (Desmond/Berthold)
Jack Purvis (Jeremy/Gustavus)
Winston Dennis (Bill/Albrecht)
Charles McKeown (Rupert/Adolphus)
Oliver Reed (Vulcano)
Jonathan Pryce (Horatio Jackson)
Robin Williams (Moon King)
Valentina Cortese (Violet /Ariadne,Moon Queen)
Alison Steadman (Daisy)
Bill Paterson (Henry Salt)
Sarah Polley (Sally Salt)

 regista Terry GilliamTERRY GILLIAM
Born in 1940, Terry Gilliam grew up in Minnesota and moved to California in his early teens. In 1962, Gilliam graduated from Occidental College with a degree in political science. He moved to England in 1967. From 1969 to 1974, Gilliam worked on the British comedy television series Monty Python's Flying Circus. He went on to work in film, directing such imaginative adventures as TIME BANDITS (1981), BRAZIL (1985), THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (1989), THE FISHER KING (1991), 12 MONKEYS (1995), FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998), THE BROTHERS GRIMM (2005), TIDELAND (2006), THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS (2009) and THE ZERO THEOREM (2014).