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Measuring the World by Detlef Buck

Measuring the World by Detlef Buck

In cooperation with the Goethe-Zentrum in Tirana

Die Vermessung der Welt – Measuring the World

Directed by Detlef Buck
119 min – 2013

In German with English subtitles


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.

Cast: Albrecht Abraham Schuck, Florian David Fitz, Jérémy Kapone, Vicky Krips, Karl Markovics, Katharina Thalbach, Sunnyi Melles, Michael Maertens etj…

Synopsis:
At the start of the 19th century: two men set out to explore the world. One focuses on the visible and the other on the imaginable. Alexander von Humboldt, an offspring of a noble family, travels to South America to measure the continent and to discover a different way of life. Carl Friedrich Gauß, who comes from a poor family, conducts research at his desk at home and is a famous mathematician. Eventually, the now-famous Germans meet – they are old and have not necessarily found happiness. For the film adaptation of this international bestseller, which is a rare occurrence in recent German literature, the novelist Daniel Kehlmann was personally involved in the writing of the script.

In cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the Goethe-Zentrum in Tirana and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Albania, in the frame of the German Thursday Films program for academic year 2018-2019.

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