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N IS A NUMBER: A PORTRAIT OF PAUL ERDÖS

USA, 1993 (MIFF 1994, Science Programme)

Director: George Paul Csicery

Described as a wandering genius, at age 80 Paul Erdös has no home, no job, yet he is the most prolific mathematician alive. This documentary presents his struggle to uncover truths hidden by what he describes as a stubborn adversary - God - and the tragic historical events that have shaped his life, as he journeys through four countries to discover what makes mathematicians tick.

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