The great British comedy group Monty Python make one of the best satires in the history of cinema, making a wide variety of jokes with the myth of King Arthur. The film can be seen for free on the RTVE Play platform.
An essential comedy, one of the best of all time. One that still has the ability to make you squirm with laughter on your couch at home at its variety of hilarious jokes, its terrific cast, and its imaginative parody. And now you can stream it without paying a penny for a subscription. Is about The Knights of the Square Table and their crazy followers.
The monty python make one of his first and most memorable films with this parody of the myth of King Arthur that can be enjoyed both on Netflix and on the free platform of RTVE Play. A great opportunity to see the best sketches set in medieval times, with the greats Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam doing their clever and absurd humour.
The year is 932 AD, and King Arthur is touring Britain with his squire. looking for men to join the Knights of the Round Table. Along the way, Arturo debates whether swallows can carry coconuts, traverses a city infested with the Black Death, tells two anarcho-syndicalist peasants that he received Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake, confronts the Black Knight, and attends an impromptu trial of witches.
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He recruits Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Galahad the Pure, and Sir Robin the Not So Brave as Sir Lancelot, along with their squires. Arthur leads the knights to Camelot, soon after watching as God appears to them and commands Arthur to find the Holy Grail. It begins so a really absurd odyssey.
Technically being the second film from the collective monty python after the fat was armedwhich compiled several of the skits made on his televised comedy show, The Knights of the Square Table and their crazy followers it was the first film they wrote as such. A ambitious project where they comment on British society through the Middle Ages and myths like the Holy Grail.
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It was not easy to move forward despite being a comic group highly appreciated by British society, and especially by the artistic community. In order to carry out their medieval vision they had to receive funding from music groups such as led zeppelin Y Pink Floyd, among others who helped cover the budget. Something that they would later repeat with George Harrison to Brian’s life.
But luckily they managed to raise that budget, since The Knights of the Square Table and their crazy followers It is a hilarious piece that launches ingenious graces that would become iconic, like the aforementioned black knight or the knights who say Ni. Huge laughs from start to finish for ninety fabulous minutes that are always worth recovering.
You can see The Knights of the Square Table and their crazy followers free on RTVE Play as well as on Netflix.