Martin, a PhD student in mathematics, enrolls at Oxford in the hope of meeting his mentor, Professor Seldom. The young man manages to find lodging at Mrs. Eagleton's but in this house a stifling atmosphere prevails due to the landlady's attitude. Indeed Mrs. Eagleton, who happens to be a friend of Seldom's, is a haughty and unsympathetic woman who also stifles her daughter Beth. At the university, things do not fare much better as Martin is put in his place by his idol during one of Seldom's lectures. But his private life changes for the best as he starts an affair with Lorna, a beautiful girl he met during a game of squash. One night Seldom and Martin who find themselves at Mrs. Eagletons's discover her dead body. They are interrogated by the police. Soon afterwards they decide to lead their own private investigation...
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Rated R for language, sexual content/nudity and some violence/disturbing images
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Did You Know?
(At around one hour and eight minutes) Sir John Hurt
's character dresses as Guy Fawkes for Guy Fawkes Day. In V for Vendetta
(2005), a fake V removes his Guy Fawkes mask, revealing himself to be Adam Sutler, played by Sir John Hurt. See more
(at around 1h 17 mins) After Prof. Wilkes finishes his presentation of his solution to Bormat's Last Theorem, the writing on the blackboard behind him changes. See more
Of all the vast mountains of knowledge that as of yet you have not scaled, Martin, this slope is one of the most slippery. Be careful.
The background to the credits sequence is a representation of a blackboard full of equations and mathematical formulae. See more
References V for Vendetta
The King of Denmark's Galiard
Written by John Dowland
Performed by The Forge Players featuring Freddie Wadling
Courtesy of Warner Music See more