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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (movie)

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"The Crimson Permanent Assurance" is a short film (16 mn) used as the first chapter (indeed a pre-movie short film of its own) of "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life", the last of the Monty Python films (1983, directed by Terry Gilliam)
Ivan Sache, 4 October 2007

The Crimson Permanent Assurance

by Eugene Ipavec, 4 October 2007

I eventually found "The Crimson Permanent Assurance" on YouTube. The pirates hoist a flag over their vessel; the flag is shown two times (here is a screen capture of the flag ), first when they leave London and then when they leave a place looking like New York.

The videos are here: Part 1 and Part 2

Background information can be foundhere on Wikipedia.
Ivan Sache, 3 October 2007