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

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$219,438 (USA) (3 October 2014)
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Many were convinced that Robin Williams appears on one of the billboards at the beginning of the movie (at around 4 mins) as the spokesman for the Church of Batman the Redeemer, but Terry Gilliam has since said that it's definitely not him. It might instead be percussionist Ray Cooper who has worked with Gilliam before and has been mentioned as having been involved in The Zero Theorem. See more »

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

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Dr. Shrink-Rom: I'm sorry to interrupt, but I couldn't help but notice this young lady's pathological attempt to project upon you her daddy issues of abandonment...
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In memory of the great Richard D. Zanuck who kept the ball rolling. See more »


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Chapel of Love
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By Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector
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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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