Dinner in Purgatory (1994)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Comedy  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This experimental British film, billed as a "philosophical comedy", focuses upon interesting conversations at a cosmic dinner party attended by some of Western civilization's most renowned philosophers. The film begins when Eve, a modern woman, dies and finds herself at a dinner party in purgatory. Her companions are Saint Paul, a Christian; Socrates, a Greek philosopher; Machiavelli, the Renaissance politician; and Simone de Beauvoir, an existentialist and feminist. As they eat, they discuss and debate the meaning of life.

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dinner-party, discussion, philosophy