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'We're all in it together.....

* Brazil is a masterpiece by Terry Gilliam who also made Time Bandits, The Monty Phyton series, 12 Monkeys, and most recently completed The Brothers Grimm.

* An interesting and eccentric movie, picturing the morals of a retro future where dreams and destiny are not to be mixed.

* Some famous lines from the movie.

* This is one movie I enjoyed some 15 years ago, not to watch again until today. Its very hard to locate a DVD here.

*Here is the Criterion DVD release in US:

* They just dont make movies like they used to...

- Gp 2005 -


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for, its during the rainy seasons
when we sit admiring
the cool breeze and wandering droplets
we realize we are admiring the beauty of loneliness
from afar, of you and me