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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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Detlev Buck

Writers:

Daniel Kehlmann (novel), Detlev Buck (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albrecht Schuch ... Alexander von Humboldt (as Albrecht Abraham Schuch)
Baldanpurev Sambuu Baldanpurev Sambuu ... Lama
Agi Ariunsaichan Dawaachu Agi Ariunsaichan Dawaachu ... Übersetzer (as Agi Dawaachu)
Karl Markovics ... Lehrer Büttner
Lennart Hänsel Lennart Hänsel ... Carl Friedrich Gauß (Kind)
Mercedes Jadea Diaz Mercedes Jadea Diaz ... Johanna (Kind)
Pascal Fiedler Pascal Fiedler ... Schuljunge I
Moritz Adler Moritz Adler ... Schuljunge II
Aaron Denkel Aaron Denkel ... Alexander von Humboldt (Kind)
Sunnyi Melles ... Mutter Humboldt
Nils Dreschke Nils Dreschke ... Hauslehrer Kunth
Paul Lux ... Wilhelm von Humboldt (Kind) (as Paul von Mikulicz)
Michael Maertens ... Herzog von Braunschweig
Billi Baumgärtner 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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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

25 October 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A világ fölmérése See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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not so awful
13 January 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

It is very easy to write than Gauss and von Humboldt are reduced as fictional sketches, first by novel, than by its adaptation. but the film has two virtues - to be a start point for viewer to discover the life of two great scientists and to admire the spirit of period. the basic sin of film - the bizarre use of humour and the not inspired links between the lead characters. sure, it is fiction. sure, the target is real large . but something, after bitter critics, remains. the passion for a cause. the forms of schizoid perspective about life. and the portrait of a world. not the best, far to be the most inspired. but not so awful.


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