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Brazil (film)

Roger Walter

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Brazil is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Jonathan Pryce and Robert De Niro. The film centers 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. Brazil's bureaucratic, totalitarian government is reminiscent of the government depicted in George Orwell's novel 1984.

The film has been described as "satirizing the bureaucratic, largely dysfunctional industrial world that had been driving Gilliam crazy all his life".

The movie is named after the recurrent theme song "Aquarela do Brasil". Since its release in 1985, it has become a cult film.
  1. What type of movie is Brazil?

  2. What is Sam Lowry trying to find?

  3. How could Sam’s job be described?

  4. How is Brazil like the novel 1984?

  5. What is Brazil a satire of?

  6. What is the movie named after?

Discussion

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  1. Do you enjoy science fiction movies? Why or why not?

  2. What are other science fiction movies that you know? What are they about?

  3. What is your favorite movie? Why?

  4. Do you think governments can control the lifes of their citizens? Why or why not?

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