He is happy (if one can use that word) with his dead-end, undemanding job and has no ambition for career advancement, much to the consternation of his wealthy, glamorous, power-hungry mother. Sam Lowry is a clerk in Records, the lowliest department within the Ministry.This suggests that the senseless loss of life is simply not an important issue for the Ministry’s subjects.
In any society, one will invariably find that even the bitterest political antagonists share certain baseline values.
This is not meant to endorse the facile idea that all sides in a conflict are the same, only to point out that wildly divergent ideas can be embraced, somewhat paradoxically, by people who hail from similar environments and perceive certain things in very similar ways.
Terrorism is a cultural phenomenon as well as a political one.
A society’s perception of terrorism as an acceptable form of political expression — or, by contrast, its complete rejection of terrorism — is tied to perhaps the most fundamental concept in any culture, the value of human life.
It is a jumble of soulless concrete towers, whose inhabitants dress in 1940’s fashions, ruled over by a “Ministry of Information”, a ruthless organization that does not seem to promote any kind of ideology, other than unquestioning obedience to itself.
Synopsis The movie is set in a fictional world that seems to be inspired by George Orwell’s 1984.
When one happens in a fancy restaurant, unharmed patrons continue eating and chit-chatting, with corpses, severed body parts and screaming, maimed victims mere feet away.
When another happens in a department store, survivors do not pause even for a split second in their shopping frenzy.
Another interesting piece of trivia: Brasil is a phantom island in Irish mythology, that is said to be always cloaked by mist.
Brasil becomes visible for only one day every seven years, but even on such a day, it is still unreachable. If the rebels are against the tyrannical Ministry of Information, why are they killing all those innocent people?
In Brazil, we are constantly shown that the culture of that society does not value individual human life at all.