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Measuring the World (2012)

Die Vermessung der Welt (original title)
Germany in the early 19th century. "Die Vermessung der Welt" follows the two brilliant and eccentric scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss on their life paths.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alexander von Humboldt (as Albrecht Abraham Schuch)
Baldanpurev Sambuu ...
Lama
Agi Ariunsaichan Dawaachu ...
Übersetzer (as Agi Dawaachu)
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Lehrer Büttner
Lennart Hänsel ...
Mercedes Jadea Diaz ...
Johanna (Kind)
Pascal Fiedler ...
Schuljunge I
Moritz Adler ...
Schuljunge II
Aaron Denkel ...
Sunnyi Melles ...
Mutter Humboldt
Nils Dreschke ...
Hauslehrer Kunth
Paul von Mikulicz ...
Michael Maertens ...
Herzog von Braunschweig
Billi Baumgärtner ...
Lakai Herzog
Max Giermann ...
Mann vom Militär
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Germany in the early 19th century. "Die Vermessung der Welt" follows the two brilliant and eccentric scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss on their life paths.

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25 October 2012 (Germany)  »

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A világ fölmérése  »

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€10,000,000 (estimated)
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In Spain was only released in 10 theaters. Released in dubbed version / subtitled version (3 theaters). See more »

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Dark Black
Written by Martin Craft and Kristina Train
Performed by Kristina Train
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I recommend!
9 March 2014 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I read the one scathing review and don't get that at all. I am a Probability and Statistics Professor who loves all history, even fictionalized accounts. I found the movie delightful. It made me want to research the lives of Gauss and Humboldt. It was a beautiful film and it made me want more. That is what I always want for my students! Anyone would see this as a sweet story of contemporaries juxtaposed by birth and passion. Getting a taste of the math/science in such a stunning way, visually... I would think it would make some appreciate the worlds of maths and science, and motivate some to look deeper. Lovely movie! (Sorry, angry German reviewer.)


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