weekend watch: Brazil (1985)
Hey! Good to see you checking out this week's weekend watch. This week we are jumping back in time to a film that has achieved its cult status over the decades. The film is Brazil, released in 1985 and directed by the genius Terry Gilliam. Off the wall and completely chaotic in parts, this film follows the story of a man living in a dystopian future where everything runs on machines that are highly unreliable.
A bureaucrat in a dystopic society becomes an enemy of the state as he pursues the woman of his dreams.
As a black comedy, the film aims to show how George Orwell's 1984 book could manifest itself and get in the way of the human experience, finding love and purpose. Centered on Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) the film follows his journey to find a woman that keeps appearing to him in a dream (Kim Greist). He works in a mind numbing job for a boss that is stressed beyond measure (Bob Hoskins). His mother Mrs. Ida Lowry (Katherine Helmond) is obsessed with anti-aging and dinner parties. And, to top it off, his childhood friend Jack Lint (Michael Palin) works for the government and is up to something insidious.
Currently available to watch on amazon prime!