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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

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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 ...
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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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€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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Two Different Minds, Two Different Ways
29 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Before I watched the movie, I read a review which said this movie fails to reflect scientists as they are, just like Big Bang Theory. I agree about Big Bang Theory (no offense, fans) but I have to disagree about this movie! It captures the minds of the two scientists well: The endless enthusiasm that makes Humboldt travel to the ends of the world, and the love of thinking and math Gauss has...The two share the problem of being different than others surrounding them, and the movie contrasts their personalities and fields, which I liked.

Two scenes affected me especially (don't worry, no major spoilers): The tooth extraction scene of Gauss and what he thinks over it, and when the two men talk about how curiosity stays...Having the mind of a scientist myself, the movie touched me!


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