ACMI Identifier
304292
Title
Brazil
Creator & Role
Embassy International Pictures, production company
Arnon Milchan, producer
Terry Gilliam, director
Place of Production
United Kingdom
Creation Date
1985
Colour
Colour
Sound / Audio
Sound
Duration
02:17:00
Language
English
Description
This nightmarish futuristic satire effectively blurs all lines between illusion and reality. Sam Lowrey, an unambitious government statistician, chooses to ignore the decaying drone-like world around him. Whenever real life becomes too oppressive, Sam fantasizes about being a superhero forever rescuing beautiful Jill Layton. When the omnipresent computer that controls everything in the "real" world malfunctions it causes the mistaken-identity assassination of an innocent citizen. When Sam routinely investigates the error, he meets Jill, literally the girl of his dreams. It turns out, however, that she is an associate of a terrorist whom the computer had originally intended to target for execution. Cast includes: Jonathan Pryce, Michael Palin, Kim Greist, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins and Robert De Niro.
Audience Classification
MA
Form
Feature films
Feature films/Feature films - Great Britain
Genre
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Comedy
Comedy/Black comedy
Comedy/Satire
Fantasy & Science Fiction/Fantasy
Fantasy & Science Fiction/Science fiction films
Subject Group
Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV/Surrealism in motion pictures
Magic, Occult & Supernatural/Dystopias
Magic, Occult & Supernatural/Fantasy
Mathematics, Science & Technology/Future life
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology/Dystopias
Crafts & Visual Arts/Surrealism in motion pictures
Holdings
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)