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16th Jul '17 4:11:30 PM ClintEastwood
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* MrImagination. Sam Lowry.

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* MrImagination. Sam Lowry.Lowry has a vivid dreamlife which he thinks about during his waking life. Specifically Jill.


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* WrenchWench: Jill drives a truck for a living and wears a grimy pair of overalls.
16th Jul '17 3:59:59 PM ClintEastwood
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* ActionGirl: Jill rescues Sam with her truck.



* BeleagueredBureaucrat: Sam Lowry and his timid boss.
* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou: {{Deconstructed}} with Lowry.

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* BeleagueredBureaucrat: Sam This should go without saying, but Lowry somehow manages to up the ante by showing his job to be nothing more than filing each and his timid boss.
every one of the formats and reports ranging from simple formalities to outright annihilation orders as well as the government's punching bag when things like paperwork go awry.
* BigBrotherIsEmployingYou: {{Deconstructed}} with Lowry.Lowry and his ordeal through the Ministry of Information. His everyday consists of having to go back and forth asking what he has to do without getting a clear answer from anyone since "it's not their department" and they're real busy themselves, constantly seeing people being taken for [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique Information Retrieval]] for everyday procedures and having to turn a blind eye to most things going on. And it's not like he is exempt from the ministry's ire. God help him when he gets unavoidably tangled in the toils of Information ''Retrieval''...



* PosterGalleryBedroom: Sam's has posters of movie stars on his bedroom walls.

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* PosterGalleryBedroom: Sam's Sam has posters of movie stars on his bedroom walls.



* PrefersTheIllusion: One of the possible endings has the protagonist retreat permanently into his HappyPlace as a means to escape his torture. Oddly, this isn't as heartbreaking considering the CrapsackWorld he lives in.

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* PrefersTheIllusion: One of the possible endings has the protagonist Sam retreat permanently into his HappyPlace as a means to escape his torture. Oddly, this isn't as heartbreaking considering the CrapsackWorld he lives in.
11th Jun '17 11:06:36 PM Fireblood
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* CapitalismIsBad: {{Downplayed}} example. It is more a satire of consumerism than capitalist economics as a whole, though according to Gilliam in an interview it hasn't stopped some [[EagleLand conservatives in the United States]] (who are more likely to be pro-capitalist) [[PeripheryDemographic from genuinely enjoying it]] and [[MisaimedFandom misinterpret its intended messages]].

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* CapitalismIsBad: {{Downplayed}} A {{downplayed}} example. It is more a satire of consumerism than capitalist economics as a whole, though according to Gilliam in an interview it hasn't stopped some [[EagleLand conservatives in the United States]] (who are more likely to be pro-capitalist) [[PeripheryDemographic from genuinely enjoying it]] and [[MisaimedFandom misinterpret its intended messages]].
11th Jun '17 11:06:10 PM Fireblood
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: In the face of torture, Sam retreats into some kind of fugue state, oblivious to external stimuli. He is finally free of his responsibilities, in a place where the bureaucrats can't get to him: "I think we've lost him" "I'm afraid you're right Jack... he's gone." Gilliam admitted that the conclusion of the movie was the first idea that came to him. He asked himself what kind of story would have a man going insane as a ''happy'' ending]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: In the face of torture, Sam retreats into some kind of fugue state, oblivious to external stimuli. He is finally free of his responsibilities, in a place where the bureaucrats can't get to him: "I think we've lost him" him." "I'm afraid you're right Jack... he's gone." Gilliam admitted that the conclusion of the movie was the first idea that came to him. He asked himself what kind of story would have a man going insane as a ''happy'' ending]].
28th May '17 2:30:25 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Tuttle does repairs of people's air conditioners without any care about paperwork. He's labeled as some kind of rebel agent (a ''terrorist'', even) and hunted down by the government with all of the overkill that this implies, up to and including torturing people to death.



* DownerEnding

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* DownerEndingDownerEnding: And the director wishes us to think of it as bitter-sweet because at least Sam is not suffering anymore.



** In some senses also an inversion: much of the dystopia in fact ''arises'' from how inefficient, error prone and incompetant the system is.

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** In some senses also an inversion: much of the dystopia in fact ''arises'' from how inefficient, error prone and incompetant incompetent the system is.
19th May '17 3:01:41 AM alnair20aug93
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Not to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}} the large country in South America]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_%28mythical_island%29 the phantom island]] from Irish mythology that appeared in fellow Python Terry Jones's film ''Film/ErikTheViking''. The title actually refers to [[EarWorm a recurring musical motif]] involving the Latin American tune "Aquarela Do Brasil", which features prominently throughout the soundtrack.

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Not to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}} the large country in South America]] America]][[labelnote:trivia]]Which overthrew their military government in the year the film was released.[[/labelnote]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_%28mythical_island%29 the phantom island]] from Irish mythology that appeared in fellow Python Terry Jones's film ''Film/ErikTheViking''. The title actually refers to [[EarWorm a recurring musical motif]] involving the Latin American tune "Aquarela Do Brasil", which features prominently throughout the soundtrack.
16th May '17 7:43:42 AM TheGreatConversation
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* MotherMakesYouKing: Lowry's promotions are all the work of his mother.
15th May '17 3:02:29 PM TheGreatConversation
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* DeathOfPersonality: [[spoiler:Lowry's fate]].



* DownerEnding: The last scene.

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* DownerEnding: The last scene.DownerEnding



* {{Lobotomy}}: Implied cause of [[spoiler:Lowry's DeathOfPersonality]].



* SoundOnlyDeath: When the militia arrives to capture [[spoiler:Sam]], the screen goes black and we hear gunfire, likely directed at [[spoiler:Jill]].

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* SoundOnlyDeath: When the militia arrives to capture [[spoiler:Sam]], [[spoiler:Lowry]], the screen goes black and we hear gunfire, likely directed at [[spoiler:Jill]].
15th May '17 2:57:44 PM TheGreatConversation
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* DisproportionateRetribution:
** The engineers Dowser and Spoor ruin Lowry's apartment for sending them away on a technicality rather than letting them answer his service call. Pettiness and lack of empathy are a running theme in the film's dystopian world.

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* DisproportionateRetribution:
DisproportionateRetribution: Pettiness and lack of empathy are a running theme in the film's dystopian world.
** The engineers Dowser and Spoor ruin Lowry's apartment for sending them away on a technicality rather than letting them answer his service call. Pettiness
** In return, Tuttle switches some pipes
and lack of empathy are a running theme in the film's dystopian world.fills their air-sealed suits with sewage.


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* TheEveryman: Sam.


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* RealityEnsues: Happens frequently as Sam moves in and out of fantasy sequences.


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* SoundOnlyDeath: When the militia arrives to capture [[spoiler:Sam]], the screen goes black and we hear gunfire, likely directed at [[spoiler:Jill]].
24th Apr '17 4:47:16 PM Malady
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* OneWordTitle: From the description: Not to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}} the large country in South America]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_%28mythical_island%29 the phantom island]] from Irish mythology that appeared in fellow Python Terry Jones's film ''Film/ErikTheViking''. The title actually refers to [[EarWorm a recurring musical motif]] involving the Latin American tune "Aquarela Do Brasil", which features prominently throughout the soundtrack.
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