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Brazil (20-Feb-1985)

Director: Terry Gilliam

Writers: Terry Gilliam; Tom Stoppard; Charles McKeown

Original Music by: Michael Kamen

Producer: Arnon Milchan

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Dark Comedy, Dystopian, Clones, Explosions

In a dystopian future, paperwork runs rampant with transactions sent from bureaucrat to bureaucrat via pneumatic tubes. Sam Lowry exists in this world, a minor cog in the vast hegemonic apparatus of the Ministry of Information, escaping only his his dreams to rescue an angelic girl. An attempt to correct a procedural oversight cascades out of control and he encounters what appears to be the girl in his dream. Highly original, visually astonishing, and strangely disquieting. Received Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Set Decoration. Unfortunately three versions of this film exist, director's cut, studio release, and TV edit.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jim Broadbent
Actor
24-May-1949   Oscar-winning oddball English actor
Robert De Niro
Actor
17-Aug-1943   The Godfather: Part II
Katherine Helmond
Actor
5-Jul-1928   Jessica Tate on Soap
Ian Holm
Actor
12-Sep-1931   Time Bandits
Bob Hoskins
Actor
26-Oct-1942   Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Simon Jones
Actor
27-Jul-1950   Arthur Dent on radio Hitchhiker's Guide
Michael Palin
Comic
5-May-1943   Monty Python
Nigel Planer
Actor
22-Feb-1953   Neil on The Young Ones
Jonathan Pryce
Actor
1-Jun-1947   Sam Lowry in Brazil
Ian Richardson
Actor
7-Apr-1934 9-Feb-2007 House of Cards
Peter Vaughan
Actor
4-Apr-1923   The Remains of the Day

CAST

Jonathan Pryce   ...   Sam Lowry
Robert De Niro   ...   Harry Tuttle
Katherine Helmond   ...   Mrs. Ida Lowry
Ian Holm   ...   Mr. Kurtzmann
Bob Hoskins   ...   Spoor
Michael Palin   ...   Jack Lint
Ian Richardson   ...   Mr. Warrenn
Peter Vaughan   ...   Mr. Helpmann
and
Kim Greist   ...   Jill Layton
with
Jim Broadbent   ...   Dr. Jaffe
Barbara Hicks   ...   Mrs. Terrain
Charles McKeown   ...   Lime
Derrick O'Connor   ...   Dowser
Kathryn Pogson   ...   Shirley
Bryan Pringle   ...   Spiro
Sheila Reid   ...   Mrs. Buttle
Also Appearing
John Flanagan   ...   TV Interviewer / Salesman
Ray Cooper   ...   Technician
Brian Miller   ...   Mr. Buttle
Simon Nash   ...   Boy Buttle
Prudence Oliver   ...   Girl Buttle
Simon Jones   ...   Arrest Official
Derek Deadman   ...   Bill -- Dept. of Works
Nigel Planer   ...   Charlie -- Dept. of Works
Gorden Kaye   ...   M.O.I. Lobby Porter
Tony Portacio   ...   Neighbour in Clerk's Pool
Winston Dennis   ...   Samurai Warrior
Diana Martin   ...   Telegram Girl
Jack Purvis   ...   Dr. Chapman
Elizabeth Spender   ...   Alison / "Barbara" Lint
Anthony Brown   ...   Porter -- Information Retrieval
Myrtle Devenish   ...   Typist in Jack's Office
Holly Gilliam   ...   Holly
John Pierce Jones   ...   Basement Guard
Ann Way   ...   Old Lady with Dog
Terry Forrestal   ...   Burning Trooper
Don Henderson   ...   First "Black Maria" Guard
Howard Lew Lewis   ...   Second "Black Maria" Guard
Oscar Quitak   ...   Interview Official
Patrick Connor   ...   Cell Guard
Roger Ashton-Griffiths   ...   Priest

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