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Watch: Everything Adds Up to Nothing in New Trailer for Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Zero Theorem’

Watch: Everything Adds Up to Nothing in New Trailer for Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

“Brazil” and “Twelve Monkeys'” director Terry Gilliam has once again created a surreal, alternative world where anything and nothing is possible and all hope for humanity rests on the backs of individuals. 

READ MORE: Terry Gilliam on Why ‘The Zero Theorem’ is the Most ‘Extreme’ Film He’s Made and Where He’s at With ‘Don Quixote’

Having premiered at 70th Venice International Film Festival last year, the film is truly an ambitious effort but has so far received mixed reviews. Following eccentric super hacker Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz), it takes on the existential quandaries of our condition. Waiting for a phone call to explain the meaning the life, Leth attempts to solve what is “unprovable” and overcome the overbearing fact that “everything adds up to nothing.” Having been personally delegated the task by the Management (Matt Damon), he is visited in his seclusion by a select group including the flirtatious Bainsley (Melanie Thierry), his unpredictable supervisor Job (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), that threaten to break his concentration.

“The Zero Theorem” will be available August 19 on digital VOD, with a theatrical release set for September 19. Check out the new trailer below:

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