Christoph Waltz Merges With The Infinite in This Beautiful ‘Zero Theorem’ Poster

By  · Published on September 19th, 2014

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It’s virtually impossible to recognize Terry Gilliam’s Zero Theorem as anything but a spiritual sequel to Brazil. It’s a similar story of a corporate cog lamenting his status in an insane (and insanely large) world that makes him feel powerless, but it takes place in the universe next door where the Marx Brothers didn’t invent the bureaucracy. Christopher Waltz plays a man desperately waiting for a phone call that will explain his purpose. He kills his time by obsessively trying to slam math blocks into an impossible equation for a paycheck.

It’s a somber absurdity, which is why this new poster represents the film beautifully. The stoicism, the closed eyes, the deconstruction. Not only is it striking, it looks like the back of his mind turns to stardust just off the edge of the page – a fitting representation of the movie’s larger-than-the-universe sentiment that plays out in a cramped church nave.

The Zero Theorem is in limited theaters this weekend and available on VOD/iTunes now.

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