THE MATHEMATICIAN AND THE DEVIL / MATEMATIK I CHERT (in the film anthology “Horizon No. 2”
USSR, Tsentrnauchfilm, 1972, 21 minutes
Scriptwriter and director: Semyon Raitburt
Sound director: Aleksandr Romanov
Cast: Vsevolod Shestakov, Aleksandr Kaydanovsky, Alla Pokrovskaya
Based on the short story by Arthur Porges “The Devil and Simon Flagg”.
A mathematician is ready to sell his soul to solve Fermat’s theorem. As soon as he voices this desire, the Devil appears in the room. To get the soul of a mathematician, the Devil himself decides to find solution of the theorem. He cannot do it, but in the process of solving the theorem, the Devil begins to take a great interest in mathematics.
SHEDULE

November 16, Tuesday
18:30
Physics and Tragedians
What is the Theory of Relativity? (1964)
Physics at Half Past Nine (1971)
The Mathematician and the Devil (1972)
In the Crooked Mirror (1982)
12+

The films will be presented by the chief editor of the Lenfilm studio, film critic Andrey Apostolov.
The Documentary
Film Center

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