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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Christoph Waltz
Matt Damon
Tilda Swinton
Mélanie Thierry
David Thewlis
Directors
Terry Gilliam
Screenwriters
Pat Rushin
Running Time
106 minutes

The Zero Theorem
Mad genius at work


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The Zero Theorem

Plot
Near-future London. Shut-in mathematician Qohen Leth (Waltz) is assigned by his employer (Damon) to work at home on solving the near-impossible Zero Theorem. Qohen begins a virtual and perhaps actual relationship with cyber-companion Bainsley (Thierry): either a distraction or the means to find an answer.


Verdict
It’s the tangle of workings-out not the easy answer that are the proof of a theorem, and that magnificent, sparkling, insightful chaos abounds here.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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