The Man Who Knew Infinity
Srinavasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) was a self-taught mathematical genius who couldn’t enter a university in India due to insufficient results in other subjects. Instead, he had to support himself as a clerk. In 1913, Ramanujan (Dev Patel) wrote a letter to G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), a distinguished and eccentric professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. When Hardy realizes Ramanujan's unique talent, he invites him to Cambridge to explore Ramanujan's theories. In the stiff academic environment in England, it is not everyone who welcomes the young Indian genius. Eventually, a deep friendship develops between the reserved Hardy and Ramanujan. Other roles include Stephen Fry and Tobey Jones (Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy) The film is described by Jan Lumholdt in Svenska Dagbladet as pure-hearted, and a movie "which also allows us to enjoy amazing libraries and amazing tweed."