The Zero Theorem


Gilliam fits Waltz into the equation

Terry Gilliam’s latest dystopian vision riffs on the modern age of social media, targeting technoheads, iPod shufflers and emoticon tweeters. At times, it seems like an out-of-touch parent’s exasperation at trying to understand hashtags, but still presents us with a fully realised if baffling world of chemically enhanced visual jargon.

A bald-bonced Christoph Waltz jitters as the angst-ridden Qohen Leth, a socially challenged genius who is put to work trying to prove that life is devoid of all meaning. Though that’s not an accusation you could level at Gilliam, we’re still talking (gloriously perplexing) spectacle over substance.

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