in about 100 words or less
UK, Romania, 106m, Colour
Director: Terry Gilliam; Cast: Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges
The Zero Theorem is the story of a mentally unstable computer genius living in a hyper-monetized near future world who is waiting for a phone call that will explain the meaning of life. As with Brazil (1985) and 12 Monkeys (1995), Gilliam blends science-fiction and fantasy with social commentary in this exploration of existence. As the final installment his dystopian trilogy, The Zero Theorem convincingly charges that a life based on faith of some greater existence is a life that is wasted (Klaus Ming July 2014).