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The Man Who Knew Infinity
An engaging and classily sentimental old-fashioned drama, THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINTY shows that mathematics can make enthralling and gently inspirational cinema. The film is based on the true story of Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, (played charmingly by Dev Patel) whose intuitive sense for pure mathematics sees him invited from India to study at Cambridge University, mentored by eccentric academic G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). With World War I looming and the University’s academic old guard against him – a mixture of racism and disbelief in his abilities – the passionate Ramanujan must struggle to fulfill his potential and work hard to prove his theories, with his unemotional pipe-smoking mentor gradually learning to really appreciate the startling abilities of this humble man.
2015 / English dialogue with Arabic subtitles / Colour / 114 mins
Genre: Biography and Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: Middle East Premiere
Rating: PG
Contains: Gory Images
Director: Matt Brown
Producer: Edward R. Pressman, Jim Young, Sofia Sondervan, Jomon Thomas, Jon Katz, Matt Brown
Scriptwriter: Matt Brown
DOP: Larry Smith
Editor: Jc Bond
Composer: Coby Brown
Cast: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise, Kevin R. Mcnally
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