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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Directed by Terry Gilliam
United Kingdom, West Germany, 1988


In a city under siege in the dark days of war, a strange old man appears, claiming to be the “Baron Munchausen” from fairy tales and legends.

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Directed by Terry Gilliam

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1990 | 4 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

BAFTA Awards

1990 | 3 wins including: Best Costume Design

1990 | Nominee: Best Special Effects

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1990 | 3 wins including: Best Cinematography

American Comedy Awards

1990 | Nominee: Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Critics reviews

The irreverence is also communicated through some wonderfully broad comic performances from Eric Idle (as the fastest man in the world), Oliver Reed (as the ruler of said missile plant), and Robin Williams (as the King of the Moon).
December 02, 2016
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What Gilliam’s Kubrickian right hand lays on like a trowel, his Lesteroid left hand usually scatters, leaving the viewer to pick up all the pieces. Thanks to such contradictions, the movie’s overall movement often seems closer to that of a boiling cauldron than to any logical progression. But this wild spectacle has an energy, a wealth of invention, and an intensity that for my money still puts most of the streamlined romps of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to shame…
March 17, 1989
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