The Zero Theorem
Director: Terry Gilliam Run Time: 108 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2014
Starring: David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Mélanie Thierry, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon
A computer hacker whose goal is to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management.
Starring Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. 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 lack thereof – once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including the flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management’s wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Joby (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.