Pi (1998)
Front Cover Actor
Sean Gullette Maximillian Cohen
Mark Margolis Sol Robeson
Ben Shenkman Lenny Meyer
Pamela Hart Marcy Dawson
Stephen Pearlman Rabbi Cohen
Samia Shoaib Devi
Ajay Naidu Farroukh
Kristyn Mae-Anne Lao Jenna
Espher Lao Nieves Jenna's Mom
Joanne Gordon Mrs. Ovadia
Movie Details
Genre Thriller; Sci-Fi
Director Darren Aronofsky
Producer Eric Watson
Writer Darren Aronofsky; Sean Gullette
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 84 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Patterns exist everywhere: in nature, in science, in religion, in business. Max Cohen (played hauntingly by Sean Gullette) is a mathematician searching for these patterns in everything. Yet, he's not the only one, and everyone from Wall Street investors, looking to break the market, to Hasidic Jews, searching for the 216-digit number that reveals the true name of God, are trying to get their hands on Max. This dark, low-budget film was shot in black and white by director Darren Aronofsky. With eerie music, voice-overs, and overt symbolism enhancing the somber mood, Aronofsky has created a disturbing look at the world. Max is deeply paranoid, holed up in his apartment with his computer Euclid, obsessively studying chaos theory. Blinding headaches and hallucinogenic visions only feed his paranoia as he attempts to remain aloof from the world, venturing out only to meet his mentor, Sol Robeson (Mark Margolis), who for some mysterious reason feels Max should take a break from his research. This movie is complex--occasionally too complex--but the psychological drama and the loose sci-fi elements make this a worthwhile, albeit consuming, watch. Pi won the Director's Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.
Personal Details
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 012236049401
Release Date 4/24/2001
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen
Links
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