Friday, September 14, 2018

Brazil (1985)

If you look up satire in a dictionary, there might just be a picture of this film. The colorful retro-futuristic dystopia in which even the simplest thing is over-complicated by walls of paperwork, is just as relevant today as it was when it was released some 30 years ago.

Drawing heavy inspiration from George Orwell, the film was originally supposed to be called 1984 ½, but the title was changed so as not to be confused with the other adaptation of 1984 which came out the year before.

It's easy to spot where the hellish predicament of 1984 still lingers in the script, however the genius of former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam, is that he also injected his movie with a hefty dose of fun! And as such, this might be the most entertaining nightmare you'll ever experience.


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