The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

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Average of 76 ratings: 3.8 Stars

2015 M Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

Based on the untold story of one of the greatest minds of his generation, The Man Who Knew Infinity charts the incredible life of Srinivasa Ramanujan (Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel), whose genius for mathematics takes him from the slums of India to Trinity College, Cambridge University in the early 20th-century. Spurred on by his mentor G. H. Hardy (Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons), Ramanujan overcomes racism and the rigidity of academia to revolutionize the field with his startlingly original theorems, which he attributes to divine inspiration. Driven by the engaging rapport between Patel and Irons as two vastly different men who find common ground in the world of numbers, The Man Who Knew Infinity is a fascinating look at how an unlikely, cross-cultural friendship changed the world. Based on the book The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel

Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones, Dev Patel
Matt Brown
Drama , Biography , Period Pieces
DVD and Blu-ray

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108 minutes

DVD details

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2.40:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
English 5.1 Dolby Digital

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.40:1
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio

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5 by Jpeg

Stellar acting great story cinematography outstanding. Now this is not and action movie so if you are looking for pace and action this movie is not for you. But if you are looking for a movie that makes... Read more

4 by Riverspastor

Even though this is based on a true story, the film sort of made me feel like I had seen it all before in similar movies. But in saying that, it was a great story with good believable acting.

5 by jojop

Stellar performances from Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons. Interesting story based on fact. A must see.

4.5 by DanielDane

Brilliant acting. We had never heard of Ramanujan who had an incredible mind. His story is uplifting but sad, a young man who overcame so much including racial discrimination. A must see.

4.5 by Lyn of Taupo

Really enjoyed this movie. An interesting look at study and the norms of the time at Cambridge University early in the 20th Century. Also the racial overtones of the time. The acting was great, lots... Read more

4.5 by bante

a story about a very boring subject made interesting. great acting, believable characters. Sad to see how the class system tried to keep a brilliant man from achieving his dream. We enjoyed this movie.