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Pi

5

Darren Aronofsky's startling feature debut

A heady mix of early Polanski, cyberpunk, Tetsuo and the esoteric end of mathematics, Darren Aronofsky’s film was one of the debuts of the ’90s. 

The story of a mathematician convinced he can find the world’s hidden structures, it’s so enthralling you don’t notice it’s total hokum. 

Put that down to Aronofsky’s dazzling direction and cutting, which combine with a driving drum ’n’ bass score to make a man running equations on a supercomputer appear thrilling. 

The director would return to driven obsessives destroying themselves for transcendence again, but this still may be his best go at it.

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