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Jonathan Pryce Jonathan Pryce
Sam Lowry
Robert De Niro Robert De Niro
Harry Tuttle
Katherine Helmond Katherine Helmond
Mrs. Ida Lowry
Ian Holm Ian Holm
Mr. Kurtzmann
Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins
Spoor
Michael Palin Michael Palin
Jack Lint
Ian Richardson Ian Richardson
Mr. Warrenn
Peter Vaughan Peter Vaughan
Mr. Helpmann


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Terry Gilliam Terry Gilliam
(screenplay)
Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard
(screenplay)


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Hopes, wishes, dreams...

14 years, 3 months ago at Jan 6 17:17
11 votes
''Yes... No... I don't know. I don't know what I want.'' A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. Jonathan Pryce: Sam Lowry One of the truest statements about originality in art comes from T.S. Eliot: "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal." Terry Gilliam is one of cinema's mature poets. His Brazil features homag... read more

Classic Terry Gilliam filmmaking

13 years, 10 months ago at Jun 11 10:48
10 votes
"It's been confusion from the word go!" Inarguably, Brazil is the definitive Terry Gilliam movie. In a sense, it's Gilliam's Citizen Kane. Added to this, it was his first post-Monty Python feature. The Python troupe's final motion picture, The Meaning of Life, hit screens in 1983, and Gilliam perceived his liberation from the group as an opportunity to spread his creative wings. Brazil is pervaded... read more

Brazil

13 years, 9 months ago at Jul 21 21:40
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Fantascienza - Grottesco - Distopico - Drammatico - Surrealistico
Prima di vederlo mi aspettavo un bel film, infatti già dall'inizio il colore della pellicola prometteva bene, ho capito subito che non è uno di quei film di cui puoi anche fare a meno, insomma un cult lo riconosci dall'atmosfera, dalle scenografie e dalla fotografia sin dal primo fotogramma, appreso che fosse un capolavoro... read more
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A bureaucrat in a dystopic society becomes an enemy of the state as he pursues the woman of his dreams.
Release date: 20 February 1985
UPC: 025192016820
Tags: Sci-fi (37), Drama (34), Dystopia (31), Comedy (29), Fantasy (25), 1980s (24), 1985 (20), Black Comedy (14), Surrealism (13), UK (12), British (11), Terrorism (11), Science Fiction (10), Bureaucracy (9), Torture (8), Neo Noir (8), Christmas (7), (6), Flying (6), Plastic Surgery (6)
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“(MU) The director's cut maybe soften's the excesses of origin. But excesses are redeemed in tender fantasy Walter Mitty'esque tone....” read more

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Kyle Ellis posted a review 1 year, 4 months ago

I agree, this is Terry Gilliam's masterpiece

“I like Terry Gilliam, I appreciate his style and I like his films. As much as I am fond of Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Manchausen, two childhood favourites, and also Twelve Monkeys, I consider Brazil Gilliam's masterpiece.

On a visual and technical level, Brazil is outstanding. The cinematography and effects are well and truly exemplary, as is the make up, but I loved the authentic sound and the genuine atmosphere Brazil exuded.

Michael Kamen is a composer that I have a lot of respect for, and Brazil is no exception. His score is both of beautiful and haunting quality and really helps to enhance the atmosphere. The story does have a simplicity and complexity, it has a wonderful idea, has something to say and explores it well.

The script also impre” read more

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“Assisti Brazil, que recomendei antes, o filme é sobre um mundo distópico e burocrático onde tudo é feito através da papelada e pela autorização do estado que controla tudo, algo parecido com 1984, é um universo bem cyber punk meio que um precursor de blade runner(que também recomendo) mas esse filme também aborda o tema do escapismo, todo o simbolismo do protagonista se imaginar como um herói que salva o mundo é algo bem diferenciado de outras obras sobre ditaduras, nesse o protagonista é bem mais identificável porque ele está de mãos atadas, ele não pode fazer nada pra mudar a situação, ele vive sem esperanças em um apartamento apertado e sem vida, até que ele tenta fazer algo ajudando uma mulher da resistência contra o governo mas ele acaba se dando mau e é pego, ” read more

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