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Brazil

Cast

Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm View All


Crew

Terry Gilliam (Director), Terry Gilliam (Screenplay), Tom Stoppard (Screenplay), Charles McKeown (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 18th, 1985
Runtime: 2 hours, 12 minutes
Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.
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I need opinions on this film folks. I personally only know two people that have seen it and one reckoned it was a bloated, over-the-top waste of time whilst the other said it was one of the best films...

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Citizen Rules
This film's look set trends in films and advertising that are still being emulated today.
MovieMeditation
After watching the film though, Im still stuck in a whirlwind of wonder, continuously curious about the film and its themes and take on a future society, left standing as a faintly frustrated individual not knowing whether to be annoyed or amazed by it all.
Iroquois
The attention to detail is incredibly meticulous, and it's all captured with amazing aptitude by cinematographer Roger Pratt, whose camerawork also deserves a mention for capturing the weird world of Brazil in a manner as equally bizarre yet familiar.If anything really stands out to anybody watching Brazil for the first time, it should be the mind-bending kaleidoscope of "art" that comprises Brazil's visuals.
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