Exclusive Character Posters For THE ZERO THEOREM Introduce the Film’s Characters and their Philosophies

     August 19, 2014


I finally got a chance to see Terry Gilliam’s new film The Zero Theorem and was mightily impressed by its ability to conjure some of the magic of Gilliam classics like Brazil and Twelve Monkeys (albeit in a far warmer, less brutal manner than the latter film).  So I’m really glad we’re debuting these character posters that don’t just showcase the performers in the film, but the philosophies of the people they are playing.  The movie is all about ideas, a philosophical dialogue.  And these get at that.

The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation; Melanie ThierryTilda Swinton, and David Thewlis also star.  The film hits iTunes today, August 19th and limited theaters on September 19th.  Be sure to check out the trailer and of course check out the film afterwards.  Hit the jump for our exclusive character posters from The Zero Theorem!

The top three posters are new, but we’re including two previously released ones to round out the set.










Here’s the official synopsis for The Zero Theorem:

Terry Gilliam’s (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)’s madcap science fiction epic The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life – or the complete lack of one – once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management’s wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Job (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it’s only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he’s able to understand his own reason for being.


  • Sten

    Great weird movie. Not for everybody. Love it, I guess. But don’t ask me, what it means… ;)

  • Simon Foster

    It underwhelmed me. Gilliam Lite. The street scenes are kind of cool – a mix of Brazil and Blade Runner – but the rest of it is just navel gazing. Good acting. Interesting concept. Boring resolution…if you can even call it that, and a movie this weird needs some sort of tidying up at the end, so everyone doesn’t walk out saying WTF???? ***SPOILER ALERT***: I wish he HAD gotten his phone call, from someone, about something…….anything!

  • ACallCreative

    Enjoyed the movie to an extent. That said, these aren’t posters. These are pretty much screenshots with text thrown over top. I hope someone didn’t get paid to put them together.

    • Neven

      True… they are just screenshots. But they are so weird, they might as well sell them as posters :)

      • ACallCreative

        Maybe. There are definitely images that are a lot weirder in the film that would have inspired better posters for sure though. Regardless, weird movie to the core.

  • Pk

    This movie was absolute bullshit! Made no sense whatsoever. Then again all of Gilliam movies are…

  • Matt

    It’s so strange seeing it on the shelves here in Canada – assuming it’s also on blu-ray in the US.

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  • the king of comedy

    I had great hopes for this movie, the concept and the actors seem interesting but your reactions aren`t promissing at all, I miss the Gillia that brought us Brazil and 12 Monkeys.

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