Pi

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(out of 5)


Clever but eventually numbing exercise in film as pure art, about a math genius who drives himself near to the point of insanity by endlessly crunching numbers on space-age abucae of his own design. A formula he comes up with eventually reveals a number long kept secret by a Hasidic sect in New York City, who now pursue our hero in order to rid themselves of the witness to this religious phenomenon. Darren Aronofsky’s direction is fast-paced and paranoia-inducing, but some of his artistic techniques (like the grainy black-and-white film) are too self-aware and tend to draw the viewer out of the action.


Harvest Filmworks, Truth and Soul Pictures, Plantain Films

USA, 1998

Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Story by Darren Aronofsky, , , Screenplay by Darren Aronofksy

Cinematography by 

Produced by Eric Watson

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Pi

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