(LA THÉORIE DU TOUT)
THE UNIVERSAL THEORY
Thriller and Fiction | Running Time: 100 minutes
2023 / German, French and Italian
Country: Germany, Austria and SwitzerlandDirected by: Timm Kröger
Timm Kroger was born in Itzehoe, Germany and studied film in Denmark and Ludwigsberg. His graduation feature The Council of Birds was selected for Critics’ Week in Venice in 2014, after which he was cinematographer on two films for Sandra Wollner. The Universal Theory, which competed in Venice Film Festival this year, winning the Venice independent critics’ prize.
ProducerViktoria Stolpe, Heino Deckert
CastJan Bülow, Olivia Ross, Hanns Zischler, Gottfried Breitfuss, David Bennet, Philippe Graber, Imogene Kogge
ScriptwriterRoderick Warich, Timm Kröger
A congress for theoretical physicists in the snow-covered Swiss Alps is the spectacular setting for this truly extraordinary film, which plays with the idea of the multiverse and the infinite possibilities it suggests. Doctoral student Johannes (Jan Bulow) arrives with his disagreeable supervisor, expecting to hear an eminent Iranian scientist talk about his theory of quantum mechanics. But the keynote speaker doesn’t show up, another scientist is murdered, strange and apparently poisonous clouds billow overhead and, most mysteriously of all, there are ominous roars coming from tunnels rumoured to run under the mountains. Meanwhile, Johannes is falling for the hotel’s enigmatic pianist (Olivia Ross) who seems to know things about him he hasn’t told anyone – not in this universe, anyway.
VOX Cinema 3 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
VOX Cinema 2 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR