DIRECTOR: TERRY GILLIAM
CAST: JONATHAN PRYCE, ROBERT DE NIRO, MICHAEL PALIN, KIM GREIST
SCREENPLAY - TOM STOPPARD
One of contemporary cinema’s great film maudits, an instant cult classic, and the kind of work upon an entire director’s career is forever measured against, Brazil is still as astounding as ever. Jonathan Pryce is Sam Lowry, and it is upon his shoulders that Gilliam’s dystopian world , and film, rest. Brazil had a torturous initial release, (read "The Battle of Brazil”), but the heart of the film Pryce’s performance of quiet strength, and his characterization of Lowry is so indelible, that one cannot think of this great film without seeing his face.