A genius theoretical mathematician descends into madness trying to find a universal numerical pattern in nature, tormented by his extreme paranoia and panic attacks. A powerful stockbroking corporation and an Orthodox Jewish sect try to extract his secret. Pi is a claustrophobic micro-budget masterpiece, produced for only $60000, that launched the career of both director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) and composer Clint Mansell.
Conceptually impressive, novel and absorbing storyline. Memorable expressionist black and white cinematography, well complimented with a great soundtrack. The film evokes a characteristic atmosphere. The main character’s tortures and madness are well portrayed by Sean Gullette. Won the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
Pi Cast: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis