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Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring the World) Reviews

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January 19, 2014
Two different explorers seeking to make sense of the world. A mathematician seeing the world of matter (physiosphere) and a naturalist seeing the world of the living (biosphere). Could have been complete if it included a philosopher inquiring into the noosphere.
October 9, 2013
Interesting idea to take the parallel lives of Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss, two brilliant and influential 19th Century German scientists. They are completely opposite characters - the former loves adventure and travel, while the other is basically an introvert.
The problem is that, plotting their different lives, leads to a very uneven film. At least according to the movie, they met once briefly as kids, and then again as old men, so squeezing these two together into one story comes across as very forced. Even their areas of expertise are totally different, and, while we are told Gauss was a genius, it is not altogether very clear what impact he had because there's very little context.
The subject matter would be better handled as a documentary - or, even better, two.
October 5, 2013
Very inspiring and educational. I was moved by both stories.
½ July 1, 2013
It is about the life of two scientists of the 19th century. One of was the naturalist cum adventurist von Humboldt, and the other was Guass the mathematician. Yes, the one who had found the normal distribution, and you may surprise to see how his life was far from normal. I must thank the story has once again revived my flaming passion for number and maths.
January 29, 2013
the boy from Der Vorleser has become a man! its been a while to watch a German movie and i have to say its rare to see the humorous side. :P
½ October 30, 2012
Der Film plätschert vor sich hin, scheint aber auf keinen Höhepunkt hinauszulaufen, bis er schließlich endet. Zwar sind die Naturbilder zwischendurch ganz nett, aber die Film kommt absolut nicht in Fahrt.
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