Brazil (1985) (3.5/4)


In an Orwellian vision of the future, the populace are completely controlled by the state, but technology remains almost as it was in the 1970's. Sam Lowry is a civil servant who one day spots a mistake in one of the pieces of paperwork passing through his office. The mistake leads to the arrest of an entirely innocent man, and although Lowry attempts to correct the error, it just gets bigger and bigger, sucking him in with it.

Directed by: Terry Gilliam
The cast includes: Jonathan Pryce (Sam Lowry), Robert De Niro (Archibald ''Harry'' Tuttle), Katherine Helmond (Mrs. Ida Lowry), Bob Hoskins (Spoor), Michael Palin (Jack Lint), Ian Richardson (Mr. Warrenn), Peter Vaughan (Mr. Helpmann), Kim Greist (Jill Layton)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 131 minutes
Presented in: Color
Sci-Fi Channel Ranking: 32
Awards: Academy Awards '85
- Best Art Direction/Best Set Decoration
- Best Original Screenplay
Related titles: Time Bandits (1981), Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The (1989), 12 Monkeys (1995)
Related categories: Utopia and Dystopia, Views of the Future

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