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Brazil

(DVD - 1999 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman and becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions.
Title: Brazil
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion, 1999.
Edition: Special ed.
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Series:
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1985.
Video recordings.
Contents: Disc 1. The movie (142 min.)
disc 2. The production notebook
disc 3. Brazil: the "love conquers all" version (94 min.).
Summary: A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman and becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions.
Local Note: 53 76 118 148 149 150 153 216 231
ISBN: 0780022181
Statement of Responsibility: Universal, an MCA company ; Arnon Milchan presents a Terry Gilliam film ; Embassy International Pictures
Credits: Director, Terry Gilliam ; producer, Arnon Milchan ; screenplay, Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown ; director of photography, Roger Pratt ; original music, Michael Kamen.
Performers: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins.
System Details: DVD ; stereo ; Digital Surround/Dolby (disc 1 and 3) ; Digital Stereo/Dolby (disc 2); 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
Subject Headings: Science fiction films. Bureaucracy Drama. Dreams Drama. Comedy films.
Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs-1999.
Feature films-1999.
Topical Term: Science fiction films.
Bureaucracy
Dreams
Comedy films.
Publisher No: BRA100
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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brazil marks the first time that he cemented a complete vision. It is also the first time he truly butted heads with his studio. The visually kinetic dystopia follows pencil-pusher Sam Lowry, who only wishes to keep his clerical job and continue fantasizing about being a superhero who always saves the girl.

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Aug 26, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I believe in the artistic clout of Terry Gilliam, films like this and 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen', and 'Time Bandits' are very intriguing and sometimes thought-provoking with oddball visuals and quirky characters, kind of like Wes Anderson if he were tripping acid, and were British. This is a great film, with gothic visuals, dark storyline, likeable characters and a grim look into a Orwellian future.

Apr 07, 2013
  • lyleminn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Basically a retelling of 1984 but in a weird way. Not that its bad.

Dec 27, 2011
  • GManBruce rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My recollection is that this flick was panned horribly upon its release ... I didn't see it then. I now say "HA!" to those critics.

Jul 18, 2011
  • lasertravis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a very good movie that I didn't enjoy when I first watched it years ago. It sets up a very good dystopian future setting and has a fun, well-paced plot. In my opinion, this is Gilliam's masterpiece. I am glad that I enjoyed this so much as opposed to how much Baron Munchausen was a letdown. I loved the ending. Well done in every way. Acting, setting, effects and story.

Apr 29, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Black comedy at its' best !!!

Mar 19, 2011
  • kalis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Last comment is spot on - A surreal look at a bleak future. A strange mix of disturbing and funny - like an hilarious nightmare.

Deniero is great, the british humor is excellent, and the title/theme of the movie is all based on one song (Brazil) that gives you the feeling the director got to make the film particularily nightmare-fantasy like.

Oct 13, 2010
  • melbl8tr rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A surreal look at a bleak future. A strange mix of disturbing and funny - like an hilarious nightmare.

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Apr 29, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 29, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Brazil is a surrealistic nightmare vision of a " perfect " future where technology reigns supreme. Everyone is monitored by a secret government agency that forbids love to interfere with efficiency. A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes a victim of his own romantic illusions and the results become a humorous ,yet foreboding statement.

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Apr 29, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: very brief nudity.

Apr 29, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: lots of it , both visual and psychological.

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Dec 11, 2013
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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