Brazil

Date: 1985
Director: Terry Gilliam
Production Company: Embassy International Pictures

Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Kim Greist, Peter Vaughan
Location(s): Cumbria, Île-de-France (France), London

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Storyline:

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

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Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) watches Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle (Robert De Niro) abseil from his apartment block after making an illegal repair to the heating system. Palacio d’Abraxas Apartments, Place d'Abraxas off Boulevard du Mont d'Est in Noisy-le-Grand, Paris, France.

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At Shangri La Towers, Sam arrives in his official Messerschmidt car to visit Mrs Veronica Buttle. Millenium Mill, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16.

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Mrs Buttle's husband Archibald has been mistakenly taken for questioning by an officer from the Ministry of Information and Sam has the onerous task of delivering a refund cheque for the error. Millenium Mill, Royal Victoria Dock.

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Children play outside the North Tower as Sam approaches to ask directions. Millenium Mill, Royal Victoria Dock in E16.

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Sam arrives home at Block l9, Northwestern Section D on Green Pastures Highway. In reality this is Place d'Abraxas, Boulevard du Mont d'Est, Noisy-le-Grand, Paris.

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Jill Layton (Kim Greist) is hurried out of the Ministry of Information Retrieval by Sam. The now demolished Croydon 'B' power station.

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The base of one of the chimneys belonging to Croydon 'B' Power Station. The chimneys are still standing.

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Sam climbs into Jill's lorry as the guards become suspicious. Croydon 'B' power station. The area has been redeveloped and is now home to IKEA on Valley Park, Purley Way, Croydon.

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Jill takes Sam with her after failing to get rid of him. The former Croydon 'B' power station, Greater London.

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The pair arrive at a power plant where Jill collects a package.

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A road is blocked as the security guards are alerted to Jill and Sam's escape from the Ministry.

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After smashing through the barrier, Jill manoeuvres the truck through the narrow passageways of Northwestern Section D. Place d'Abraxas designed by Ricardo Bofill.

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The Security Forces chase Jill and Sam through the building. Place d'Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand.

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The camera tilts upwards as the carriers pass. Place d'Abraxas in Paris 93160.

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A Messerschmitt personal transport is followed. Place d'Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand.

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The pursuit continues until Jill and Sam finally outrun the following guards. Place d'Abraxas, Boulevard du Mont d'Est in Noisy-le-Grand, Paris.

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When they return to his apartment block, Sam and Jill move through the shadows to avoid being seen. Place d'Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand.

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Sam gives Jill his hat to hide the wanted woman's face. Place d'Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand.

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After the two are captured, Jack Lint (Michael Palin) hesitates as he recognises his old friend secured to be tortured. A cooling tower at Croydon 'B' power station.

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In his mind, Sam is rescued by renegade heating engineer Archibald Tuttle. Croydon 'B' Power Station, Purley Way in Croydon, Greater London.

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Sam approaches the 'Chapel of Our Lady of the Checkout Counter' to attend the funeral of Mrs. Terrain. Palacio d'Abraxas, Noisy-le-Grand.

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The camera follows Sam as he enters the chapel. Palacio d’Abraxas, Place d'Abraxas in Noisy-le-Grand, Paris, France.

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Still in a world of his own, Sam and Jill drive into the countryside and safety. The British Film Locations website lists Newlands Valley, Keswick in Cumbria as an unknown scene location.

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Mr. Conrad Helpmann, Deputy Under Minister of State for Public Information (Peter Vaughan) and Jack Lint appear in front of the fantasy. "He's got away from us, Jack".

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