I saw this film when I was a young teenager and I loved it instantly.
As a Brit the almost all-British cast was particularly good and all were already established and in some cases revered.
Gilliam's pneumatic-tube / post-war-equipment feel with its dingy and idiosyncratic lights, colouring and layout are exquisite and (intentionally) echoed 1984 but with a cartoonish sense.
The entire cast was superb, so many actors I knew and already loved.
This is a film I will always treasure for its visual sumptuousness and the many-layered plot and commentary and the many references it has spawned since.
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