Why watch this film?
Up until then famous on British TV, the members of Monty Python ventured for the first time with a true feature film for the cinema - the first film, released in 1971, was just a set of sketches from the show 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'. With 'The Holy Grail', the troupe created a work that became a landmark of English humor around the rest of the world. With low budget, the Pythons' creativity stood out, making humor even out of adversities (like forgetting, for example, about the knights riding without horses - there was not enough money to get real animals). This also was the first feature film directed by Terry Gilliam, a member of the group and who would later become one of Hollywood's great filmmakers through films like 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen' and '12 Monkeys'.
The Monty Python team are at it again in their second movie. This time we follow King Arthur and his knights in their search for the Holy Grail. This isn't your average medieval knights and horses story - for a start, due to a shortage in the kingdom, all the horses have been replaced by servants clopping coconuts together!
Where to watch?
Available at home