That movie is going to keep you thinking and then rethinking all the layers of meaning it was trying to evoke.
Max is a genius looking for the answers, he is trying to find the pattern in the visibly chaotic universe.
He sees math everywhere: in the way creamer dissolves in his coffee, in the spiral movements of the smoke, in the shape of the seashells.
Well, virtually everywhere. But the main question for Max is a stock market pattern.
"Eurica" it is almost at the tip of his tong, but he can not quiet catch it. And it drives him nuts.
The emotional intensity is so strong, that he needs to medicate himself to do both - bring relief and continue working.
Grainy black and white filming adds to the emotional edge extensively. Very disturbing, but you just can not stop watching.
Max has a friend - an old mathematician - who also was looking for the same answer, but gave up (there is no pattern, it is just chaos).
But Max does not agree, he feels his friend just does not have enough courage to find the truth.
The Archimedes wife joke was hilarious by the way, it was worth watching this movie just because of that sharp sense of humor.
Max is approached (stalked) by the stock market company who wants his code
and by the Jewish religious community, who want him to decode Torah.
Both represent the evil, that want to use the truth not in the name of grater good.
Max finds the answer and the truth starts changing him.
Unusual things happen.
His old friend also finds the answer and the truth has killed him.
The truth is neither something humankind is ready for nor something it deserves.
So Max lets it go. For the first time he is happy.