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    Brazil is a Terry Gilliam dystopic black comedy film that reflects the melancholy, dreamlike quality of a famous Brazilian song that’s been translated into English. The film parodies the mostly dysfunctional bureaucratic world we live in and takes us to a post-apocalyptic world in the future yet with our present day attitudes in mind.

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    [A] darkly funny and truly visionary retro-futurist fantasy.

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    Brazil is a stinging, Strangelovian satire of the power of the bureaucracy in an Orwellian landscape.

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    Brazil offers a chillingly hilarious vision of the near-future.

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    Terry Gilliam's ferociously creative black comedy is filled with wild tonal contrasts, swarming details, and unfettered visual invention -- every shot carries a charge of surprise and delight.

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    Fortunately the story of an alternative future is realised with such visual imagination and sparky humour that it's only half way through that the plot's weaknesses become apparent.

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    A superb example of the power of comedy to underscore serious ideas, even solemn ones.

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    For all its occasional long-windedness and visual dazzle, Brazil may be the Strangelove of the 1980s.

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    Gilliam understood that all futuristic films end up quaintly evoking the naive past in which they were made, and turned the principle into a coherent comic aesthetic.

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    Very hard to follow.

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