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.

November 16, Tuesday
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)

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