To the discussion on Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem: to drown in post-materialism or the infinite regress to authority


The Zero Theorem is probably the least surrealistic, the most relevant and timely Gilliam’s picture. It delicately conveys the current state of affairs related to the influence of the modern information technology on our lives. Has our society reached Orwellian dystopia in a some twisted way, so the movie does not look like a fancy hyperbole but resembles a satirical sketch on the surrounding reality? There are no definite answers, though. All what we can see is a solid framework of ideas which is widely open to interpretations, although it can lead us to interesting consequences if we look at its origins.