The Man Who Knew Infinity

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: May 20, 2016 - Vancouver, Montréal, Toronto - May 20, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
DVD/Blu-ray: September 20, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.88
based on 18 votes and 5 reviews
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Cast: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Northam

Synopsis

In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught mathematics genius from India, is invited to Trinity College, Cambridge by famed mathematician G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). Upon arrival, he's met by Hardy's fellow mathmatician, John Edensor Littlewood (Toby Jones).

In class, when Ramanujan is unable to explain how he has arrived at his mathematical conclusions, he's treated with disdain and anger by his professors. When the stress of not being able to explain his theories, combined with the racism he experiences in Britain, becomes too much for him, the young man turns to Hardy, who stands up for the young genius.

Director: Matt Brown
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Edward R. Pressman, Sofia Sondervan, Matthew Brown, Jim Young, Jon Katz, Joe Thomas
Screenplay: Matthew Brown

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  • 5 stars "A great movie- good acting from all sides, but Jermey Irons is exceptional."
  • 4 stars "Very well done interesting movie..detailing well the times, settings, and " moral " values of the turn of the century. A bit slow at times but the acting and storey-line kept ones intersest"
  • 4 stars "A little slow at the beginning but what a wonderful story. Patel is good, Irons is good, mother character not very nice person. Some really fine characters tell a remarkable story."