From Terry Gilliam, the man who brought us films like 12 Monkeys, Brazil, and Time Bandits comes The Zero Theorem, which looks to be as mind-bendingly entertaining as his previous offerings. Gilliam, as you might recall, is a member of the comedy troupe Monty Python’s Flying Circus and is responsible for all those oddly hilarious animations that are a trademark of the television show.
The official synopsis follows, though it’s just about as strange as Gilliam’s mind, yet slightly less strange than the trailer. It’s the good kind of strange, though – the kind Gilliam mastered decades ago.
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.
Sadly, as of this writing, there is no set release date for US theaters. For a list of international release dates, check The Zero Theorem‘s IMDB page for release info.
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