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Gilliam's futuristic society full of paper and bureaucracy was way ahead of its time (no pun intended). What's more important, the bottom line or your imagination?
multcolib Mar 13, 2013
A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman and becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions.
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Other: Intense soundtrack featuring everything from harsh brass bands to dreamy bossa nova harp
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Brazil is a surrealistic nightmare vision of a " perfect " future where technology reigns supreme. Everyone is monitored by a secret government agency that forbids love to interfere with efficiency. A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes a victim of his own romantic illusions and the results become a humorous ,yet foreboding statement.
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"Don't fight it son. Confess quickly! If you hold out too long you could jeopardize your credit rating."