DVD Pi (DVD 37925),
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  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Low-budget film that won Darren Aronofsky "Best Director" at 1998's Sundance Film Festival. Gritty, inventive black-and-white photography drives this story of genius mathematician Max Cohen who is exploring the possible existence of discernible patterns in the stock market. With the aid of Euclid, his home grown supercomputer, Max stumbles upon a bug that crashes his system and spits out a seemingly meaningless number. A knowledgeable friend gives him insight using the ancient game of Go and warns of the spiritual ramifications of powerful numbers. A Hasidic cabalistic sect and representatives from an extremely powerful Wall Street firm then attempt to extract the number from him, by whatever means necessary, for their own ill-gotten gains.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 60494

  • Credits
    Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Pamela Hart, Ajay Naidu, Lauren Fox, Clint Mansell, Ben Shenkman, Stephen Pearlman, Samia Shoaib, Kristyn Anne-Marie Lao, Espher Lao Nieves, Joanne Gordon, Stanley Herman
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[A] mesmerizing mind-bender.....Aronofsky is a visionary with a raw talent..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Truly an original..."
    USA Today

    "...Ingeniously cerebral, playfully twisted....A tour-de-force of grainy, high-contrast black-and-white photography and inventive editing and sound design..."
    Film Comment

    "...[Aronofsky] manages to showcase plenty of style..."

    "...A hallucinatory rumination on the riddle of existence....PI is a delight for the eye and the mind..." -- 5 out of 5 stars
    Box Office

    "...It is a brilliant intellectual adventure that fans of bold independent filmmaking will want to experience..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "A deeply unnerving and compulsively watchable indie thriller shot entirely in black and white..."
    Total Film

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