Latest trailer for Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Zero Theorem’ grapples with why we exist
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The latest trailer for Terry Gilliam’s latest opus, The Zero Theorem, has landed, and it’s every bit as visually arresting as it is philosophically dense. Here, Christoph Waltz plays computer genius Qohen Leth as he struggles to solve the titular Zero Theorem, an impossible proof that would effectively verify the meaninglessness of existence. Grappling with existential angst in his dark, ad-drenched future, he finds solace in “the girl with pink hair” and eventually a reason for being.
The film premiered last fall at the Venice International Film Festival, and received mixed reviews at the time. However, audiences and fans of Gilliam’s work may take to it a little better when it hits theaters later this summer.