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The Fisher King

The Fisher King
  • 1991
  • US
  • 137 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Written by: Richard LaGravenese
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams

A suicidal former radio DJ (Bridges) and a drop-out former professor of medieval history go in search of the Holy Grail in contemporary New York. The visual splendour of Gilliam's previous movies - 'Time Bandits2 and 'Baron Munchausen2 - is more restrained here, but the blend of myth, satire and romance is strong. Unfortunately, the wonderful central performances by Williams and Bridges are let down by a cop-out, up-beat ending.

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