Brazil

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In the dystopian masterpiece Brazil, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy. This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, one of the great films of the 1980s, has come to... read more
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In the dystopian masterpiece Brazil, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy. This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, one of the great films of the 1980s, has come to be esteemed alongside antitotalitarian works by the likes of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. And in terms of set design, cinematography, music, and effects, Brazil is a nonstop dazzler.

Original Release

02/20/1985

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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
Terry Gilliam Smoking Man at Shangri-La Towers
Peter Vaughan Mr. Helpmann
Kim Greist Jill Layton
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Terry Gilliam

Writers

Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown

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
Terry Gilliam Smoking Man at Shangri-La Towers
Peter Vaughan Mr. Helpmann
Kim Greist Jill Layton
Jim Broadbent Dr. Jaffe
Derrick O'Connor Dowser
Roger Ashton-Griffiths Priest
John Pierce Jones Basement Guard
Barbara Hicks Mrs. Alma Terrain
Charles McKeown Harvey Lime
Kathryn Pogson Shirley
Bryan Pringle Spiro
John Flanagan Salesman
Nigel Planer Charlie--Dept. of Works

Producers

Editors

Julian Doyle

1986 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1986 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Nominated
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