The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 adventure fantasy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam and starring John Neville, Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver Reed, and Uma Thurman. The film is based on the tall tales about the 18th-century German nobleman Baron Munchausen and his wartime exploits against the Ottoman Empire.
In an unnamed war-torn European city in the "Age of Reason", amid explosions and gunfire from a large Ottoman army outside the city gates, a fanciful touring stage production of Baron Munchausen's life and adventures is taking place. In a theatre box, the mayor, "The Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson", reinforces the city's commitment to reason by ordering the execution of a soldier who had just accomplished a near-superhuman feat of bravery, claiming that his bravery is demoralizing to other soldiers and citizens.
|author||Charles McKeown Terry Gilliam|
|keywords||act age of enlightenment age of reason amaze angel of death baron munchausen bucephalus claim death elderly man expel hear hot air balloon ottoman ottoman empire rid roman god sea creature south seas stage production the king theatre company to the moon tour turkish army venus vulcan yell young daughter|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Costume Design Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Visual Effects|
|productionCompany||Allied Filmmakers Laura Film Prominent Features|
|recordedAt||Almería Pinewood Studios Rome Spain|