The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

  • 10.00 PM–12.00 AM
  • 06 June 2023
  • Piazza Palmieri

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a film directed by Terry Gilliam, recounting the fantastic travels of a bizarre 18th century aristocrat. Late 18th century. In an undefined, war-torn European city, amidst the explosions and gunfire of the Turkish army outside the city walls, a theatre company stages the adventures of Baron Munchausen. The performance is interrupted by an old man who claims to be the real Baron (John Neville) and protests about the many inaccuracies: so, he himself begins to recount his own exploits, performed together with his companions in adventure: the quick-witted Bertoldo (Eric Idle), the lynx-eyed Adolfo (Charles McKeown), the strong-willed Albrecht (Winston Dennis) and Gustavo (Jack Purvis), with extraordinary hearing and breath. The story is brought to a halt by gunfire and the town is in serious danger. The Baron manages to escape in a hot-air balloon in the company of Sally (Sarah Polley), the daughter of the head of the theatre company. Together they embark on a journey that takes them to the moon, the bowels of the earth, the depths of the sea, among monsters, eccentric royals, and ancient Roman gods…


Original Language: English
Subtitles: Italian
Month and Year of Production: 1988
Color/Black and White: Colour
Audio: Dolby SR
Country of Production: United Kingdon, USA, Germany
Duration: 126’
Director: Terry Gilliam
Production: Columbia Pictures
Producer: Sonya Pemberton, Niobe Thompson, Lucy MacLaren, Thomas Schüly
Cast: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Poley, Oliver Reed, Charles McKeown, Winston Dennis, Jack Purvis, Valentina Cortese, Jonathan Pryce, Bill Paterson, Peter Jeffrey, Uma Thurman, Robin Williams, Sting
Photography: Giuseppe Rotunno
Editing: Peter Hollywood
Music/Original Soundtrack: Michael Kamen