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Well, have you always wanted to go to Sweden on vacation? * King Arthur gathers the bravest (and not-so-brave) knights of his kingdom for his Round Table. But Camelot is actually far too silly, and it’s just right when God himself gives Arthur and his knights the task of searching for the Holy Grail. Full of zest for action, the noble heroes plunge into the adventure and encounter fearsome opponents such as a killer rabbit, the knights of Ni, a castle full of scantily clad women, or Frenchmen with particularly imaginative insults. But the police are also on Arthur’s trail…

It’s not for nothing that Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of the most popular parodies of the 20th century. Because the Pythons not only target the state-supporting Arthur myth, but also all other medieval clichés. Of course, they are armed with their characteristic, absurd humor, including anachronisms and jokes about filmmaking. Terry Gilliam’s bizarre animations are also to be praised. The film is also incredibly educational. If you’ve always wanted to know how fast a swallow flies with a coconut, you’ve come to the right place. ** The film was made on a shoestring budget, which the Pythons more than make up for with a lot of imagination and ingenuity.
Each python plays several roles, and since the budget was too small for horses, they were quickly replaced with the famous coconuts. Truly a spectacle that makes Ben Hur look like a film epic! ***

Michael Schmutzer

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**Nope. You have to do this calculation yourself.
*** Sorry for the many footnotes.

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