Darren Aronofsky (1997)

15 Certificate


Our Score
In this fascinating thriller, Sean Gullette plays a reclusive maths genius who becomes obsessed with the notion that everything in the universe can be broken down into mathematics and therefore follows a predictable pattern. Shot in black-and-white and marking the feature debut of Darren Aronofsky, it's filled with complex issues (can Gullette's "gift" be used to decipher the true name of God?) and makes arresting use of disorientating camerawork to depict Gullette's distorted view of the world. But, despite its many virtues, Pi becomes increasingly hard to follow because of an overload of intricate ideas that could baffle even Stephen Hawking.


A mathematical genius, intent on proving his theory that anything in life can be explained by numbers, begins to suffer paranoid delusions - but not all his fears prove unfounded. Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller, starring Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman and Pamela Hart.

Cast & Crew

Maximillian Cohen Sean Gullette
Sol Robeson Mark Margolis
Lenny Meyer Ben Shenkman
Marcy Dawson Pamela Hart
Rabbi Cohen Stephen Pearlman
Devi Samia Shoaib
Farrouhk Ajay Naidu
Jenna Kristyn Mae-Anne Lao
Director Darren Aronofsky
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Pathe Distribution LtdGuidance: Contains some violence and swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray