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The Zero Theorem (2013)
Pat Rushin (screenplay) / Terry Gilliam (director)

Thanks to Brenton Lemesurier for pointing out this film directed by Monty Python's Gilliam and expected to be released December 2013. According to Wikipedia, it is about a computer programmer who "works to solve the Zero Theorem – a mathematical formula which will finally determine whether life has any meaning."

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GenreHumorous, Science Fiction,
MotifProving Theorems,

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