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Brazil

Brazil

It's only a state of mind.
Feb 20, 1985 2h 23m
7.7
2528 votes

Synopsis

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

Title Brazil
Companies Embassy International Pictures
Countries United Kingdom, United States of America
Keywords bureaucracy, police state, great britain, office, dream, technology, dystopia, government, satire, surrealism, steampunk, dark comedy, terrorism, bombing, cult film, job promotion, repairman, christmas
Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle
Katherine Helmond

Katherine Helmond

Mrs. Ida Lowry
Ian Holm

Ian Holm

Mr. M. Kurtzmann
Peter Vaughan

Peter Vaughan

Mr. Helpmann
Kim Greist

Kim Greist

Jill Layton
Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

Smoking Man (uncredited)
John Pierce Jones

John Pierce Jones

Basement Guard
Barbara Hicks

Barbara Hicks

Mrs. Alma Terrain
Nigel Planer

Nigel Planer

Charlie--Dept. of Works
Terence Bayler

Terence Bayler

T.V. Commercial Presenter
Gorden Kaye

Gorden Kaye

M.O.I. Lobby Porter
Jack Purvis

Jack Purvis

Dr. Chapman
Howard Lew Lewis

Howard Lew Lewis

Black Maria Guard
John Flanagan

John Flanagan

T.V. Interviewer / Salesman
Sheila Reid

Sheila Reid

Mrs. Buttle
Ray Cooper

Ray Cooper

Technician
Brian Miller

Brian Miller

Mr. Buttle
Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Arrest Official
Derek Deadman

Derek Deadman

Bill - Dept. of Works
Bill Wallis

Bill Wallis

Bespectacled Lurker
Myrtle Devenish

Myrtle Devenish

Typist in Jack's Office
Ann Way

Ann Way

Old Lady with Dog
Don Henderson

Don Henderson

First 'Black Maria' Guard
Oscar Quitak

Oscar Quitak

Interview Official
Harold Innocent

Harold Innocent

Interview Official
John Grillo

John Grillo

Interview Official
Ralph Nossek

Ralph Nossek

Interview Official
David Gant

David Gant

Interview Official
James Coyle

James Coyle

Interview Official
Elizabeth Spender

Elizabeth Spender

Alison / 'Barbara' Lint