Time Bandits 

Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Sean ConneryJohn CleeseShelley DuvallRalph RichardsonKatherine HelmondIan HolmMichael PalinPeter Vaughn, and David Warner.

Gilliam has referred to Time Bandits as the first in his “Trilogy of Imagination”, followed by Brazil (1985) and ending with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). All are about the “craziness of our awkwardly ordered society and the desire to escape it through whatever means possible.” All three films focus on these struggles and attempts to escape them through imagination: Time Bandits through the eyes of a child, Brazil through the eyes of a man in his thirties, and Munchausen through the eyes of an elderly man.

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