THE FISHER KING
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THE FISHER KING

Directed by Terry Gilliam

Info

Director: Terry Gilliam
Section: Homage | CineMerit Award Terry Gilliam
Country: USA
Year: 1991
PT: DER KÖNIG DER FISCHER
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl
16+

Logline

THE FISHER KING

Who still believes in the legend of the Holy Grail? Ask Parry. Parry was once a literature professor, but after a massacre occurred in which his wife perished, he left everything behind to pursue visions in which a fisher king, a guardian of the grail, appears to him. Jack doesn't believe this story. He was once a radio host, but after a massacre occurred that his brash words had helped to set off, he left everything behind for a bottle. If anyone can help Parry, it's him. A grail will be found somewhere.


The Fisher King - © 1991 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Meet the director

THE FISHER KING

Terry Gilliam

Terrence Vance Gilliam was born in Minneapolis in 1940. After studying political science at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he achieved fame as co-founder of the comedic troupe Monty Python, for which he made bizarre animated sketches. Since 1973, he has been married to make-up artist Margaret Weston. His first live-action film was MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975), which he co-directed with Terry Jones, followed by JABBERWOCKY (1977) and TIME BANDITS (1981). His BRAZIL (1985) was a kaleidoscopic dystopia; TWELVE MONKEYS (1995) and THE ZERO THEOREM (2013), which were shown at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, gave an even bleaker impression of the future. Gilliam is one of the world's best-known experts in anti-realistic cinema. He has adopted British citizenship.

Credits

Screenplay: Richard LaGravenese
Director of Photography: Robert Pratt
Film Editor: Lesley Walker
Composer: George Fenton
Production Designer: Mel Bourne
Costume Design: Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
Sound: Thomas Causey
Producer: Debra Hill, Lynda Obst
Production Company: TriStar Pictures
World Sales: Park Circus Group