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1988 | Color | 126 min

While a fortress is under siege by the Turkish army, the townspeople are in a theater watching a play based on the life of the notorious tall tale teller Baron Munchausen.The “real” baron suddenly appears and asks to tell his version of the story. He begins an hallucinatory journey, accompanied by Sally, the theater director’s young daughter, to try and get the necessary support to save the city from the invaders. The film is inspired by the stories of the famous Baron Munchausen, a kind of Don Quijote of the 18th century, famous for his fantastical journeys.


Country: Alemania, Reino Unido
Direction: Gilliam; Terry
Script: Gilliam; Terry, Mckeown; Charles
Production: Schühly; Thomas
Photography: Rotunno; Giuseppe
Sound: Jahn; Frank
Music: Idle; Eric, Kamen; Michael
Cast:Neville; John, Idle; Eric, Polley; Sarah, Pryce; Jonathan, Thurman; Uma
Participation year at FICM: 2010

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