‘The Zero Theorem’, A New Film by Terry Gilliam That Mathematically Explores the Meaning of Life

Directed by Terry Gilliam, The Zero Theorem is a new science fiction film starring Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth and Mélanie Thierry as Bainsley. In the recently released trailer, Waltz’s Leth attempts to prove a theorem that boils down to “zero must equal 100%,” but meets Theirry’s Bainsley, which makes this work difficult.

An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence – or the lack thereof -once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being.

The Zero Theorem is set to release on March 14th, 2014 in the United Kingdom, according to Gilliam’s website, but there’s currently no release date set for the United States.

The Zero Theorem Poster

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