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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Stephen Romei

The Man Who Knew In­fin­ity (PG) This el­e­gant film about In­dian math­e­mat­i­cal ge­nius Srini­vasa Ra­manu­jan took 10 years to bring to the screen. The main story is about Ra­manu­jan’s five years at the Univer­sity of Cam­bridge to work on and pub­lish his ground­break­ing the­o­ries. Ra­manu­jan is played by the earnest, en­dear­ing Dev Pa­tel ( Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire) and his math­e­mat­ics pro­fes­sor, GH Hardy, is su­perbly in­hab­ited by Jeremy Irons, in one of his best per­for­mances. The chem­istry be­tween the two is thrilling in a frac­tured way. The script is in­tel­li­gent and sharp, full of se­ri­ous­ness and hu­mour. I can’t say any­thing in­formed about the maths but the fact two high-pro­file math­e­ma­ti­cians, Man­jul Bhar­gava and Ken Ono, are on board as as­so­ciate pro­duc­ers means it prob­a­bly adds up.

Florence Fos­ter Jenkins

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