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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Jul. 17, 2005UK94 Min.R
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Synopsis

Two actors, as their make up is applied, talk about the size of their parts. Then into the film: Laurence Sterne’s unfilmable novel, Tristram Shandy, a fictive autobiography wherein the narrator, interrupted constantly, takes the entire story to be born. The film tracks between “Shandy” and behind the scenes. Size matters: parts, egos, shoes, noses. The lead’s girlfriend, with their infant son, is up from London for the night, wanting sex; interruptions are constant. Scenes are shot, re-shot, and discarded. The purpose of the project is elusive. Fathers and sons; men and women; cocks and bulls. Life is amorphous, too full and too rich to be captured in one narrative.

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Original title Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
IMDb Rating 6.8 11,406 votes
TMDb Rating 6.3 votes

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Cast

Steve Coogan isTristram Shandy / Walter Shandy / himself
Tristram Shandy / Walter Shandy / himself
Rob Brydon isCapt. Toby Shandy / himself
Capt. Toby Shandy / himself
Keeley Hawes isElizabeth Shandy / herself
Elizabeth Shandy / herself
Shirley Henderson isSusannah / herself
Susannah / herself
Conal Murphy isTristam Shandy
Tristam Shandy
Joe Williams isTristam Shandy
Tristam Shandy
Mark Tandy isLondon doctor
London doctor

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