The latest provocation from the twisted mind of Terry Gilliam (Brazil), The Zero Theorem is a seriously surreal, madcap science fiction epic starring two- time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst.
“The Zero Theorem is a spectacle that demands to be cherished.”– Mary Corliss, Time Magazine
Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life – or the complete lack of one – once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management’s wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Job (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it’s only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he’s able to understand his own reason for being. (Directed by Terry Gilliam, 2013, USA/Romania/UK/France, in English, 107 mins., Rated R)