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1998 American surrealist psychological thriller film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky.

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Why does Max do this at the end of Pi?

At the end of Pi, Max takes a deep breath. Then we hear the motor again. Max lifts up his arm. He's holding a drill. He places the bit against the math section of his scalp. He applies pressure and ...
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What do the bugs symbolize in “Pi”?

In Pi (1998) we see bugs surrounding Max's brain during one of his hallucinations, and we also see bugs around Max's computer. What I don't understand is that sometimes the bugs are seen as a good ...
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What do the sex noises in the movie “Pi” (1998) symbolize?

In the movie Pi (1998) there are a couple of scenes were we hear Devi moaning through the walls. The moaning occurs during two "episodes" (headaches). Generally speaking, sex is something that is ...
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Could someone explain the meaning of the “subway man” hallucination in the movie “Pi” (1998)?

In the movie Pi (1998), Max has several hallucinations. One hallucination I did not understand was the singing man in the subway. We see the man twice in the movie. We first see the man singing, then ...
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Did Sean Gullette actually trepan himself in Pi (1998)?

In the final scene of Pi, we see the character depicted by Sean Gullette put a drill directly to a tumorous bulge on his head. There's a noticeable blood splatter and the character doesn't flinch. In ...
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Why is Aronofsky's Pi not Pi?

In Darren Aronofsky's famous and mysterious film "Pi" there are many mathematical secrets. My question is about one of them. When the film begins one can see the digits of the number Pi. But here ...
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What is the 216 digit number in Pi?

In the movie Pi, there is a 216-digit number that the protagonist, Max Cohen, is searching for, which in Kabbalah numerology corresponds to the name of God. What is the actual number used in the film ...
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The bleeding man in Pi (1997)

Who is the bleeding man at the train station? He is most likely just imagined, as is so many other things in the movie (e.g. the brain), but I can't imagine what it means.
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Ants and goo in Euclid?

There are scenes shown in the movie Pi which have ants and goo in the protagonist's apartment which also houses his computer Euclid. Is there any significance of these ants/goo? Really lame pun ...