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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Sean Guillette
Mark Margolis
Ben Shenkman
Directors
Darren Aronofsky
Screenwriters
Darren Aronofsky
Running Time
85 minutes

Pi
Psycho-drama involving a mathematical genius able to foresee the fiscal future.


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Plot
Welcome to the mind of Max Cohen (Guillette), a maths prodigy who locks himself into a tiny New York apartment with a homemade supercomputer, conducting an intense study of momentous numbers and suffering headaches that seem to be the side effect of his genius.


Verdict
Shot in grainy, high-contrast black-and-white with a lot of simple but effective optical and aural tricks to suggest the workings of Max's unusual mind, this is one of the most intimate movies in recent memory.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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