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Podcast Release Date:
Feb 17, 2023

100 Years of Dystopia Series Episode 7

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Director Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys) takes a vacation from his day job drawing cartoons for Monty Python’s Flying Circus to explore the equally absurd antics of 1980s corporate culture in dystopian farce Brazil. Can nebbish bean counter Jonathan Pryce ignore a clerical error that led to the arrest, torture, and death of an innocent man?  Or will he transform into the winged warrior of his dreams, and fight the system alongside A/C repairman Robert DeNiro and trucker Kim Griest?  No need for all that paperwork. Get the answers when you Donate for Gold Level.    

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Movie Details

100 Years of Dystopia
Original Title
Terry Gilliam
Arnon Milchan, Patrick Cassavetti
Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Ian Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Kim Greist, Jim Broadbent, Terry Gilliam, Derrick O'Connor, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, John Pierce Jones, Barbara Hicks, Charles McKeown, Kathryn Pogson, Bryan Pringle, Nigel Planer, Terence Bayler, Gorden Kaye, Jack Purvis, Howard Lew Lewis, John Flanagan, Sheila Reid, Ray Cooper, Brian Miller, Simon Jones, Derek Deadman, Bill Wallis, Myrtle Devenish, Ann Way, Don Henderson, Oscar Quitak, Harold Innocent, John Grillo, Ralph Nossek, David Gant, James Coyle, Patrick Connor, Elizabeth Spender
2 h 23 min
Release Date
20 February 1985
Comedy, Science Fiction
Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

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