Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

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.

tags: Humor, fairy tale, Guilt, Feature film, Grief/Trauma, Crime/Murder

Cast: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl


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

Director: 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.