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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1990 - 28 July.5 August

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Category: Edition 1990

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 Midnight and Cinema
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 126'
Production Year 1988
Nationality United Kingdom, West Germany
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Screenplay Charles McKeown, Terry Gilliam
Main cast John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley

 regista terry gilliamTERRY GILLIAM

Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising. Gilliam said these experiences made him understand how it was like to be Black or Mexican and gave him sympathy for the poor. In the political turmoil in the 60's, Gilliam feared he might develop into a terrorist and decided to leave the USA. After moving to England he landed a job on the children's television show Do Not Adjust Your Set as an animator. There he would meet his future collaborators in Monty Python: Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Michael Palin.