THE ZERO THEOREM Teaser Poster Banned in the US

     July 1, 2014


Remember the “scandal” a few weeks back over the poster of Eva Green from Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For?  Well, it seems the MPAA hasn’t learned from their silly mistakes as they have now banned the teaser poster for Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem.  The film, which has already played around the world and throughout the festival circuit, does not currently have a US release date, so perhaps this bit of censorship will help to get the word out.

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.  Hit the jump for the incredibly offensive and tasteless poster.

As HeyUGuys reports, the following teaser poster for The Zero Theorem was just too much for the MPAA to allow:


The horror … the horror… Here’s what Gilliam himself had to say about the MPAA ban via his Facebook page:

Zero Theorem off to a good start in the US thanks to the Motion Picture Association of America’s censors. They have banned our teaser poster because of a bare butt. Your thoughts, please.

This is a dark day for America, indeed. First the World Cup, now this. I can’t explain the MPAA’s logic. All I can do is offer up links to our recent coverage to The Zero Theorem in hopes of piquing your interest in the film (#butts):

Here’s the official synopsis for The Zero Theorem:

An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence – or the lack thereof -once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being.


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