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The Monty Python collective explains it all in this episodic comedy that dares to take on the most "sacred" aspects of life--sex, food, politics and religion--and bring them hilariously down to earth. One of the many highlights is the "Every Sperm is Sacred" episode that opens the film.
1983 - Cannes - Jury Prize Winner
Shot in Technicolor and Elmstree Studios in Borehamwood, England and on location around England and Scotland. Music recorded at Britannia Row, Redwood Studios and CTS. Copyright 1983 Celandine Films. Additional cast: Patricia Quinn, Judy Loe, Andrew MacLachlan, Mark Homes, and Valerie Whittington. Additional credits: Anne James (Python manager), Mary Hillman (makeup supervisor), Chris Tucker (Mr. Creosote makep), Paul Carr & Brian Paxton (dubbing mixers), Richard Conway, Bob Hollow, Dave Watson, Ray Hanson (special effects).
"...A monumental revue, the BEN HUR of sketch films..." - 03/31/1983 New York Times, p.C13
"...Funny....The seasoned British comedy troupe has this time come up with an expertly biting, off-the-wall satire of life's various passages..." - 03/23/1983 Variety
"...A film that makes exhaustive and exhilarating mirth out of every grimness known to man..." - 09/12/2003 Entertainment Weekly, p.135
"...[The film] has riotous moments..." - 09/05/2003 USA Today, p.9E