Noises Off… (1992)

Noises Off… (1992)
  • Time: 101 min
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Director: Peter Bogdanovich
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty


Lloyd Fellowes is the director of a theatre company. He’s desperately trying to get his production together, despite the best efforts of the cast, the crew, and Lady Luck. We follow the production from final rehersals, through opening night, and onto the tour: as with any group of actors forced to work closely together for any great length of time, romances and arguments are bound to break out. Quite often, what’s happening on stage is nothing compared to what’s happening backstage…

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  • I was 10 years old when I first saw “Noises Off” on television. Ever since when someone was asking me what was my favorite comedy I used to say: “it’s about actors and a farcical situation, something about a play within a movie and there were some sardines there, but I can’t remember the name of the movie” or something similar. The truth is that this movie has remained very vivid in my memory and, ever since, I did my best to find out what was its title.

    Only 12 years later, thanks to the internet and the few dissociated elements I had in mind I discovered its name. I ordered it immediately. I was astonished to discover that it has the same wonderful impact on me at this age. Noises Off is a wonderful example of how comedies should be made in order to make people forget everything and emerge into laughing.

    Each character performs as if born for the part they play. Shortcomings? There might be but I surely couldn’t find them.

    In a word: unforgettable!

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