Brazil (1985)

It's only a state of mind.

  • Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1985-02-20
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 3112 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 23min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Embassy International Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Terry Gilliam
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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.

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  • Jonathan Pryce

    as Sam Lowry
  • Kim Greist

    as Jill Layton
  • Robert De Niro

    as Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle
  • Ian Holm

    as Mr. M. Kurtzmann
  • Bob Hoskins

    as Spoor
  • Katherine Helmond

    as Mrs. Ida Lowry
  • Michael Palin

    as Jack Lint
  • Ian Richardson

    as Mr. Warrenn
  • Peter Vaughan

    as Mr. Helpmann
  • Jim Broadbent

    as Dr. Jaffe
  • Terry Gilliam

    as Smoking Man (uncredited)
  • Derrick O'Connor

    as Dowser
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths

    as Priest
  • John Pierce Jones

    as Basement Guard
  • Barbara Hicks

    as Mrs. Alma Terrain
  • Charles McKeown

    as Harvey Lime
  • Kathryn Pogson

    as Shirley
  • Bryan Pringle

    as Spiro
  • Nigel Planer

    as Charlie--Dept. of Works
  • Terence Bayler

    as T.V. Commercial Presenter
  • Gorden Kaye

    as M.O.I. Lobby Porter
  • Jack Purvis

    as Dr. Chapman
  • Howard Lew Lewis

    as Black Maria Guard
  • John Flanagan

    as T.V. Interviewer / Salesman
  • Sheila Reid

    as Mrs. Buttle
  • Ray Cooper

    as Technician
  • Brian Miller

    as Mr. Buttle
  • Simon Jones

    as Arrest Official
  • Derek Deadman

    as Bill - Dept. of Works
  • Bill Wallis

    as Bespectacled Lurker
  • Myrtle Devenish

    as Typist in Jack's Office
  • Ann Way

    as Old Lady with Dog
  • Don Henderson

    as First 'Black Maria' Guard
  • Oscar Quitak

    as Interview Official
  • Harold Innocent

    as Interview Official
  • John Grillo

    as Interview Official
  • Ralph Nossek

    as Interview Official
  • David Gant

    as Interview Official
  • James Coyle

    as Interview Official
  • Patrick Connor

    as Cell Guard
  • Elizabeth Spender

    as Alison / 'Barbara' Lint
  • Russell Keith Grant

    as Young Gallant at Funeral
Writing Terry Gilliam Screenplay
Directing Terry Gilliam Director
Camera Roger Pratt Director of Photography
Writing Tom Stoppard Screenplay
Writing Charles McKeown Screenplay
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Production Patrick Cassavetti Producer
Production Irene Lamb Casting
Art Norman Garwood Production Design
Sound Rodney Glenn Sound Editor
Crew Bob Doyle Sound Recordist
Art Françoise Benoît-Fresco Assistant Art Director
Production Margery Simkin Casting
Visual Effects Richard Conway Visual Effects
Costume & Make-Up James Acheson Costume Design
Sound Michael Kamen Original Music Composer
Editing Julian Doyle Editor
Art Keith Pain Art Direction
Crew Greg Powell Stunts
Art Dennis Bosher Assistant Art Director
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer
Crew Vic Armstrong Stunts
Art John Beard Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Maggie Weston Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Maggie Weston Makeup Designer
Production Graham Ford Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Sandra Shepherd Makeup & Hair
Art Gary Dawson Property Master
Art George Ball Property Master
Sound Paul Carr Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera David Garfath Camera Operator
Lighting Roy Rodhouse Gaffer
Directing Penny Eyles Script Supervisor
Production Geoff Freeman Publicist
Production Alan Arnold Publicist
Costume & Make-Up Elaine Carew Makeup & Hair
Sound Ary Barroso Music
Costume & Make-Up Meinir Jones-Lewis Makeup & Hair
Crew Andrew Garnet-Lawson Scenic Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sallie Evans Makeup & Hair
Costume & Make-Up Aaron Sherman Prosthetic Makeup Artist