not really sure what the point of this film was. it was nice enough to watch the progression of the characters and william hurt had a good performance. i got the sense that the whole thing was a parable for some political unrest in brazil. frankly i didn’t gleen much from it and i can’t understand why it was nominated for a best picture when ran, back to the future, enemy mine (a somewhat similar film), and pee-wee’s big adventure didn’t even get a whiff of an oscar. whatever.