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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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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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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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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$219,438 (USA) (3 October 2014)
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The ambulance in the street scene is a Barkas B 1000, built in East Germany 1961-1990. Common for East German cars, it was powered by a two-stroke engine. 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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Joby: Hi Bob. Working hard, or hardly working?
Bob: Pays the same either way.
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In memory of the great Richard D. Zanuck who kept the ball rolling. See more »


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Written by Thom Yorke
Performed by Karen Souza
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i thought they didn't make movies like that anymore
28 July 2014 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

i thought they didn't make movies like that anymore - visually wild and beautiful, very confusing and crazy, deeply humane, with love passing by and forever leaving its mark on everyone.

i just now thought that i feel in a similar way when reading some of brother strugatsky's books: the strangling system machine, the human pawns in somebody's heartless game, the desperate search for meaning of life, the dangerously feeble spark of love.

i was attracted by the visuals of this movie, but almost gave up after about 40th minute - it was all too confusing, a crazy circus of unexplainable characters and chatter. at some point though, i started to see more clearly what is happening and all started making much more sense, to the extent that i got hooked.

i don't remember much of Terry Gilliam's Brazil, but i have the feeling the two movies were very close in concept and realization.

not much of a review, i know, but i'm still under the impressions of this movie and really, if any of the above makes any sense to you - go watch it, you will enjoy it :)

10 out of 10


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