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Holed up in his Chinatown apartment, electronics whiz Max (Gullette, who, with the director and producer, came up with the film's story) is obsessed with finding the underlying numerical pattern behind the global stock market, since he believes everything in the universe can be expressed in purely mathematical terms. Is he staring into the mysteries of creation? Or is he just a disturbed loner whose off-kilter psychosis has spurred him to find patterns of meaning where none exist? Aronofsky's startlingly original debut recalls the inspirational fervour of Eraserhead, as it constructs a paranoid vision from b/w cinematography, a pounding score, and flashes of sheer hallucinatory weirdness. We share Max's feelings of imminent psychological disintegration as the film probes our own insecurity in the face of the eternal. Maths meets millennial doom in one of the decade's true originals.
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Release details

UK release:

1997

Duration:

84 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Darren Aronofsky

Cast:

Stephen Pearlman, Pamela Hart, Ben Shenkman, Mark Margolis, Sean Gullette, Samia Shoaib

Music:

Clint Mansell

Production Designer:

Matthew Maraffi

Editor:

Oren Sarch

Cinematography:

Matthew Libatique

Screenwriter:

Darren Aronofsky

Producer:

Eric Watson

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Tarik Bahadir Kirtay

When start to ask questions myself which begins 'why,how' about the nature i found out some asnwers mostly relevant how.As i suppose we have no chance to find the answer for the question why.Human being slightly understand how the things goes on but i can say definitely we cant know why.This is disturbing isnt it.So first part of the film explain half of my life.At least i see i am not the only disturbed one.It doesnt kill the pain but ease.Nice film.The ones who ask themselves 'how' must see.Sorry for headache.

Tarik Bahadir Kirtay

When start to ask questions myself which begins 'why,how' about the nature i found out some asnwers mostly relevant how.As i suppose we have no chance to find the answer for the question why.Human being slightly understand how the things goes on but i can say definitely we cant know why.This is disturbing isnt it.So first part of the film explain half of my life.At least i see i am not the only disturbed one.It doesnt kill the pain but ease.Nice film.The ones who ask themselves 'how' must see.Sorry for headache.