Sam Lowry is the archetypal little man stuck in bureaucracy, trying to prove his individuality. Torture, plastic surgery, mistaken identity, terrorism, ducts, plumbers, angels, double-breasted suits, faulty air-conditioning - it all plays a part.

Sam’s office is very moody, filled with petty jealousy, fear, receipt spikes and wire in-trays. The retro styling adds coolness, and the brylcreem adds a pungent fragrance.

Moody office score: 5 executive-toys-worth of score.