Friday Flashback - Brazil

Friday Flashback is where I look back at the books, films, TV shows and million and one other things that have inspired me over the years in my storytelling and art. As it still the 'season' this week I'm continuing to have a look at things a bit Cristmassy. This week the film: Brazil



Brazil is a British science fiction fantasy/black comedy film written and directed by great Terry Gilliam. The writing was also by Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. The film stars Jonathan Pryce as Sam Lowry, and also features Robert De Niro, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins, and Ian Holm.

The film centres on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams while he is working in a mind-numbing job and living a life in a small apartment, set in a dystopian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained and rather whimsical machines.

An administrative error caused by a fly, which is brilliance, leaves Sam trying to correct it. Meeting quite literally the woman of his dreams, a crazy plumber, Father Christmas and becoming an enemy of the state on the way. It is a bonkers, and yet a totally awesome film and another one for the Crimbo view list each year!

Here is the trailer:







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