Watch the First Clip from Terry Gilliam’s ‘Zero Theorum’ Featuring Christoph Waltz


The Zero Theorum clip
Christoph Waltz in The Zero Theorum

The clip from Terry Gilliam‘s The Zero Theorum below first appeared over at Entertainment Weekly, which included accompanying written commentary from Giliam.

The clip features Christoph Waltz as the film’s lead character, Qohen Leth, 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.

Here’s how Gilliam sets the scene:

The scene is a man going to work and a man leaving the safety of his burnt out chapel and being attacked by the modern world with all of its noises and all of its advertising and all these things that confuse and confound and make us all crazy.

Matt Damon, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton co-star and, as of right now, the film does not have a domestic distributor.

The Zero Theorum played the Venice Film Festival over the weekend and the only review I’ve taken the time to see is over at The Playlist where they weren’t over the moon, but seemed to enjoy it.

Check out the clip below.