Brazil (1985)

Είδος: Sci-Fi, Σκηνοθέτης: Terry Gilliam, Χώρα: Μεγ. Βρετανία

Σοφία: Δημοσιουπαλλήλικι και πλαστικές εγχειρήσεις.
Γιώργος: Δε μπορείς να βλέπεις σινεμά και να μη την έχεις δει.

Λίγα λόγια για την ταινία (wiki): Brazil is a 1985 dystopian science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. The film stars Jonathan Pryce and features Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins and Sir Ian Holm.

The film centres on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams while he is working in a mind-numbing job and living a life in a small apartment, set in a consumer-driven dystopian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained (and rather whimsical) machines. Brazil’s bureaucratic, totalitarian government is reminiscent of the government depicted in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, except that it has a buffoonish, slapstick quality and lacks a Big Brother figure.

Jack Mathews, film critic and author of The Battle of Brazil (1987), described the film as «satirizing the bureaucratic, largely dysfunctional industrial world that had been driving Gilliam crazy all his life». Though a success in Europe, the film was unsuccessful in its initial North America release. It has since become a cult film. In Brazil, some local movie critics believe it intended to make a satirical portrait on the Brazilian military government which was about to end on its release date. The film is named after the recurrent theme song, Ary Barroso’s «Aquarela do Brasil», as performed by Geoff Muldaur.

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