The Man Who Knew Infinity
  • Directors(s)

    Matt Brown

  • Production Year

    2016

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    104m

  • Cast

    Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally

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Film

The Man Who Knew Infinity

racist language and behaviour

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

  • Directors(s)

    Matt Brown

  • Production Year

    2016

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    104m

  • Cast

    Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY is a film about Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught Indian mathematician who was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, just before the First World War.

Discrimination

In one scene Ramanujan is approached by a group of former Cambridge undergraduates, now soldiers in uniform. One says, 'Look who it is, the little wog, the freeloading little blackie'. Ramanujan is then knocked to the ground and kicked several times, the blows landing below frame. In another scene a lecturer, jealous of Ramanujan's mathematical brilliance, says to him, 'Little wog, let me tell you something. You don't pull a stunt like that in my class'.

Other issues include: some mild threat and injury detail as a German Zeppelin drops bombs on Cambridge; mild bad language, including several uses of 'bloody'; and scenes of adult cigarette smoking.

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The Man Who Knew InfinityCinema108m 36sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd04/03/2016
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The Man Who Knew InfinityPhysical media + VOD/Streaming104m 9sWarner Home Video Ltd26/07/2016
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The Man Who Knew InfinityCinema1m 34sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd02/03/2016
  • Classified date

    26/07/2016

  • BBFC reference

    AVF337255

  • Language

    English