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Brazil - DVD £2.99 @HMV.COM
Brazil - DVD £2.99 @HMV.COM

Brazil - DVD £2.99 @HMV.COM

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BRAZIL is Terry Gilliam's masterpiece. The film, cowritten by Gilliam, playwright Tom Stoppard, and Charles McKeown, is set in a futuristic society laden with red tape and bureaucracy. When a bug (literally) gets in the system, an innocent man is killed, leading mild-mannered Sam Lowry (an excellent Jonathan Pryce) to reexamine what he wants out of life. He decides to fight the totalitarian system in his search for freedom--and the woman he loves. The terrific, offbeat cast features Robert De Niro as a renegade heating engineer; Katherine Helmond as Sam's ever-younger mother; Michael Palin as a frightened worker bee terrified of upsetting the status quo; Bob Hoskins as a vengeful Central Services employee; Jim Broadbent as a wacko plastic surgeon; the wonderful Ian Holm as Sam's nerve-ridden, pitiful boss, afraid of his own signature; and Kim Greist as the rebel Sam falls in love with.


The look of BRAZIL is relentless, overwhelming, and outrageously spectacular: giant monoliths rise from the street; government offices are a network of computers, pneumatic tubes, and narrow hallways built with Nazi-like precision; apartment complexes are a maze of washed-out grays and numbers, all frighteningly uniform. The terrorist explosions actually bring color into this dull, monochromatic world. BRAZIL is a nightmare vision of the future, yet also hysterically funny and incisive--one of the most inventive, influential, and important films of the 1980s.

7 Comments

H+R - my favourite film!

Great film

Fantastic movie, but it really needs a big screen.

inicholson;7596115

Fantastic movie, but it really needs a big screen.



Bluray might save it, but there ain't none!

I thought it was a dire film, but there we go.

ChrisPalmer;7597510

I thought it was a dire film, but there we go.



*splutters*

did you see the proper terry gilliam version rather than the cut to hell US version?

Great film and great price -definite heat from me.
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