Welcome to Brazil, Where a Computer Bug Condemns a Man to Death

The first computer bug, the story goes, was a moth squashed inside an old electromechanical computer. In Terry Gilliam's Brazil, one such bug gets stuck in a printer, resulting in a typo that leads to the killing of poor innocent Archibald Buttle, a cobbler, rather than alleged terrorist Archibald Tuttle.

Such is the oppressive bureaucracy of Brazil, where unsettling darkness meets incredible visual playfulness (e.g. this famous plastic surgery scene). It's a good Christmas movie (really!), but it's good for any other time of the year, too. Watch it on Amazon or Google Play.


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