WED, 21.09., 6:30 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Original with English subtitles

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GB 1985, Director: Terry Gilliam, 142 min., feature film
OV with English subtitles, released 12, recommended 12

In a meticulously surveilled, thoroughly structured and bureaucratized state, the government stops at nothing to detect and locate terrorists. Due to a failure in the Archive of the Department for Information Retrieval of the all-powerful Ministry of Information (M.O.I.), a case of mistaken identity ensues – one with grave consequences. Sam Lowry – until now your inconspicuous average citizen – must find out how the name of a terrorist, Tuttle, could be confused with the name of an innocent ordinary citizen, Buttle. BRAZIL sketches a dystopia that alarmingly continues to resonate with our own time 30 years after its premiere. (SW)

Nominated Oscar®, Academy Awards 1986


Gilliam studied politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He worked as a designer  for the satiremagazine „Help!“, before founding the “Monty Python’s Flying Circus“ with British comedian. There he operated as a director, actor and animator. His film BRAZIL became a cult film.

Filmography (selection)
2013 The Zero Theorem / 2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus / 2005 Tideland / 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas / 1991 The Fisher King / 1985 Brazil / The Crimson Permanent Assurance / 1977 Jabberwocky / 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail / 1974 The Miracle of Flight / 1968 Storytime