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Issue: Autumn 2014

The Zero Theorem (2013) movie review

Dark Explorations


In another world (maybe ours) in another time (maybe the future) Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) is an entity cruncher. He is antisocial, speaks of himself in the plural and is trying to get management to give him disability leave, or let him work from home -- a damaged and deconsecrated church.

When promised a chance to meet with management (Matt Damon) Qohen attends his supervisor's (David Thewlis) party and encounters both management and the very friendly blonde Bainsley.

He gets his wish -- management decides to put Qohen on the Zero Theorem project, at home, and in time with the assistance of teenaged Bob.

Movie poster, Zero Theorem, Festivale film review; 220x349

Movie poster, Zero Theorem

What is it all about? Well, that's what Qohen is trying to find out. While he is distracted from his own soul-searching by Bob, and by Bainsley, he is attempting to solve the unsolvable zero theorem. The Zero Theorem is a colourful, almost dystopic trip into one man's angst, but in the end, so it go anywhere?

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release May 15 2014
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Title: Zero Theorem (2013)
Written by: Pat Rushin
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Running time: 107 mins
Rating: R

The Players: Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton

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