The Omega Code

The Omega Code is a very precise version of Borges’ fiction, “Death and the Compass”, in cinematic terms (you will note that immediately after the initial “sacrifice,” the murderer is caught in a labyrinth of Jerusalem streets in such a way as to suggest the labyrinth at the end of Borges’ story).

The difference is that The Omega Code takes for its metaphor not Jewish mysticism but Christian cryptography. It is possible, and that is the joke, to ascertain how many angels do fit on a pin, and never get to meet them.

Just as it’s possible to watch this film and be aware of absolutely none of this, even though you are, by profession, a film critic.