Brazil: The Director’s Cut

1985, R, 142 min. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Starring Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., June 22, 2000

This modern cult classic is a triumphantly dark comedy directed by one of the film world’s truly original visionaries, Terry Gilliam. “Imagination” is this futuristic film’s middle name.

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Brazil: The Director’s Cut, Terry Gilliam, Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin

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