The Young Monk

  • 1978
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Off-the-wall, utterly mad comedy that takes place after an unnamed global disaster. The earth is now a giant desert with only a few survivors left. One man searches for God, while another tries to remember what the word "nation" means. Between the two they become a pope and cardinal, choosing an Easter bunny found in a cemetery to serve as their Lord. Taking...read more

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Off-the-wall, utterly mad comedy that takes place after an unnamed global disaster. The earth is now a giant desert with only a few survivors left. One man searches for God, while another tries to remember what the word "nation" means. Between the two they become a pope and cardinal,

choosing an Easter bunny found in a cemetery to serve as their Lord. Taking the floppy-eared deity with them in a boat, the religious figures go off with a female survivor to Italy only to discover that the country has sunk into the ocean. This film is laced with strange and wonderful comic turns,

wholly unexpected and wildly original. Achternbusch, who wrote, directed, and produced the film in addition to taking a featured role, is known for his outrageous sense of humor, much in the same vein as the Monty Python crew. Like that group's Biblical epic THE LIFE OF BRIAN (1979), his own New

Testament parody DAS GESPENST inflamed authorities. He must have been doing it well, for authorities shut down the film's production before its completion.

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  • Released: 1978
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Off-the-wall, utterly mad comedy that takes place after an unnamed global disaster. The earth is now a giant desert with only a few survivors left. One man searches for God, while another tries to remember what the word "nation" means. Between the two they… (more)

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