Brazil (1985)

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A bureaucrat in a dystopic society becomes an enemy of the state as he pursues the woman of his dreams.


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29 January 1999 | bat-5
Terry Gilliam's best.
Brazil is a mad, paperwork obsessed, duct filled, shopping crazy world. In fact, Brazil is today, minus the ducts. Everyone is obsessed with shopping and in order to get anything done within the world of government, there is paperwork to be filled out, and filled out and on and on. Terry Gilliam's Orwellian nightmare is like a merging of Metropolis and his own mad drawings and cut outs the linked the sketches in Monty Python's Flying Circus. Bureaucrats abound in Gilliam's vision, and they run the place. Anyone with free will and imagination is thought to be dangerous. Visually, the film is a marvel of art direction and miniatures flawlessly edited together. So, be like Harry Tuttle. Go out, become a freelance guerilla plumber and try not to get consumed by paperwork. One last item. If you can, get the Criterion version of Brazil. It's the film that Terry Gilliam intended you to see.

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,099 22 December 1985

Gross USA:

$9,929,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,949,953

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