Anyone interested to join for Movie Night @Goethe Institute Ottawa
November 14, Protected content 7:30 PM
Saint Paul University, Protected content Street, Amphitheatre, Room Protected content
In German with English subtitles
Suggested donation $4
"Measuring the world"
Director: Detlef Buck, color, Protected content ., 2011/12
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. --