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Blaise Pascal (1972)

Blaise Pascal struggles to understand the natural world around him, in addition to an inner quest for religious faith.

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Blaise Pascal
Rita Forzano ...
Jacqueline Pascal
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Étienne Pascal
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Luogotenente criminale
Livio Galassi ...
Jacques il servo
Bruno Cattaneo ...
Adrien Dechamps
Giuseppe Mannajuolo ...
Florin Perrier (as Bepi Mannaiuolo)
Marco Bonetti ...
Artus Goufier, duca di Roannes
Teresa Ricci ...
Gilberte Pascal
Christian Aligny ...
Jean Dechamps (as Cristian Aleny)
Bernard Rigal ...
Cancelliere Séguier
Melù Valente ...
Charlotte Roannes
Lucio Rama ...
Moulinet
Mario Bardelli ...
Matematico Pierre Petit
Claude Baks ...
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Blaise Pascal struggles to understand the natural world around him, in addition to an inner quest for religious faith. Written by Wheeler Winston Dixon

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Pascal invented the first bus in 1662. See more »

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Featured in Rossellini visto da Rossellini (1992) See more »

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This Was Made For TV?
3 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Blaise Pascal struggles to understand the natural world around him, in addition to an inner quest for religious faith.

When you say "made for TV", that general gives the impression it will be of a lower quality. At least traditionally; today's television is on par with the cinema. Now, "Blaise Pascal" is different, because this is high-quality and directed by Roberto Rossellini. Wow.

Pascal is an interesting person to make a film about, because he was hugely influential in religion and science... but today seems more or less forgotten. He had a programming language named for him that no one uses anymore. And he is featured in philosophy classes for his "wager", though the logic behind it is flawed. Who today has read his "Pensees"?


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