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The Zero Theorem (2013)

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A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.

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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.

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Nothing is everything.

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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19 August 2014 (USA)  »

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O Teorema Zero  »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$83,803 (USA) (19 September 2014)

Gross:

$219,438 (USA) (3 October 2014)
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In order to select the locations, Terry Gilliam used Google Earth: "I'd got most of the locations sorted out by using Google Earth before I first went to Romania. This is how we do location scouting these days." See more »

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When Qohen is sitting at his computer naked, he is wearing flesh colored underwear. See more »

Quotes

Bainsley: Is that what's inside you? How can you live with that kind of emptiness?
Qohen Leth: One day at a time.
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In memory of the great Richard D. Zanuck who kept the ball rolling. See more »

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References Brazil (1985) See more »

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Chapel of Love
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By Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector
Performed by Mélanie Thierry
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A true Terry Gilliam film.
1 October 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro) – See all my reviews

I'm not very fond of reviews so i will be quick.

I love his movies. Brazil, Bandits, Munchhausen. They represent wonderful memories from my childhood. These are special movies. Not that I don't like the 12 Monkeys and the others, I love them. But those are special. Dream injections in VHS format they were.

The Zero Theorem? I really liked it. It felt like one of the special ones. Very little CGI, beautiful sets, great actors, crooked angles and a compelling story. I think most people will relate to the main character and his very explicit dilemmas. It is a satire of the world we live in today, as Brazil was back in the 80's. In many aspects they are very similar.

If you are a fan, watch it. You'll not be disappointed.


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