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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #68. Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem

The Zero Theorem

Director: Terry Gilliam
Writer(s): Pat Rushin
Producer(s): Voltage Pictures’ Nicolas Chartier, Dean Zanuck
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, David Thewlis and Mélanie Thierry

A filmmaker whose filmography is worthy of a full semester in any film theory seminar, Terry Gilliam has no limitations in his creativity so it’ll be of interest to see how he works still in the sci-fi realm but on a much smaller production in scope. His twelfth feature film reunites him with Matt Damon, but it’ll be Christoph Waltz’s time to shine.

Gist: Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) is an eccentric and reclusive computer genius who lives in an Orwellian corporate world and suffers from existential angst. Under the instruction of a shadowy figure known only as “Management” (Matt Damon), Qohen works to solve the “Zero Theorem” – a mathematical formula which will finally determine whether life has any meaning. Qohen’s work in the burnt-out chapel that serves as his home is interrupted by visits from Bainsley, a seductive woman, and Bob, the teenage son of Management.

Release Date: Currently in post-production, principal photography in October, it appears that some territories are planning for a December release. With such a cast in place, I could see a huge film festival showing either Cannes, Venice and or TIFF.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).


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