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  • May 20th, 2019 @ 11:49am

    Brazil

    Hang on a moment: they shot Tuttle!

    Can it be that this is forgotten?

    In Terry Gilliam's dystopian comedy "Brazil" the plot hinges around the arrest, torture and death of the innocent Archibald Buttle instead of Archibald Tuttle, the infamous renegade air conditioning specialist.

    In "1984" the thing that makes the police terrifying is their efficiency: they can search Winston's flat without leaving a trace. In "Brazil" the thing that makes the police terrifying is their incompetence: they torture the wrong man to death due to a typo.

    We are now living in Brazil.