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Biopic, Drama, 18+
Germany, Austria 2012
Director: Detlef Buck
Screenplay: Detlef Buck based on a novel by Daniel Kehlmann
Cinematography: Slawomir Idziak
Cast: Albrecht Schuch, Lennart Hänsel, Florian David Fitz, Katharina Thalbach
Producer: Claus Boje, Peter Wirthensohn
Production Company: Boje Buck Produktion, Lotus Film
MEASURING THE WORLD
Not all travel is benign. Such are the expeditions of 19th century German scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss on their trips around the world based on Daniel Kehlmann's best-selling novel of the same name. Cloaked in a veil of curiosity is an escapade of exploitation of the lands they seek to “discover” worlds and cultures unknown to them .Fact and fiction are mixed, often to humorous effect, to chronicle the findings of two very different men who nevertheless sought the same answers. MEASURING THE WORLD was nominated for two German Film Awards in 2013, and the film has won Best Costume Design and Best Make-up Design awards at the 2013 Austrian Film Awards. In German, French and Spanish with English subtitles.
made his fame as an actor, director and screenwriter at the age of 22. His short film TIME TO KNOCK OFF quickly became a cult classic. His first feature as a director was RABBIT FEVER, which won the Bavarian Film Prize. He followed this up with NO MORE MR. NICE GUY, which garnered an honorable mention at the Berlinale and two German Film Awards. His next film, JAILBIRDS, which he directed and starred in, made stars of the two female leads, Heike Makatsch and Marie Bäumer. In 2004, he won the German Film Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role in BERLIN BLUES (dir: Leander Haußmann). His other works as a director include: TOUGH ENOUGH and HANDS OFF MISSISSIPPI, both of which won German Film Awards in several categories. SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT, MEASURING THE WORLD, and three BIBI & TINA films for children.