This made for television film chronicles the illustrious life of French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650)

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Claude Berthy ...
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Gabriele Banchero ...
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This made for television film chronicles the illustrious life of French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650)

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Exquisitely made but certainly not for everyone
30 July 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The life of Rene Descartes ('Cartesius' in Latin) is quite interesting for many people. Considering his many contributions to mathematics, philosophy and science, it's no wonder that someone has made a film about him. However, and this is important, HOW many people will want to watch this?! In this age of "Batman", "American Idol" and the like, just which people will watch "Cartesius"? Certainly a small--a VERY small--minority of the population. Many won't understand his concepts but most simply won't care. So, although director Roberto Rossellini crafted a very fine film here, it just doesn't have a bit market. And, it's a shame, as it is a quality project throughout--a very quiet and intellectual project. So, if you are into math, science, philosophy or even history (and who isn't, right?!), then by all means watch and enjoy. Otherwise, you will find all this very tough going--though I did find the music very strange and distracting at times.


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