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Morte Di un Matematico Napoletano

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Any connection between this story and the life and death of the actual mathematician Renato Caccioppoli, whose name and life-setting are used in this film is, according to the knowledgeable (including reviewers and the director himself) only incidental. Instead, the last days of a highly eccentric academic and mathematical wunderkind are evoked in a way which also paints a portrait of Naples in the 1950s. The mathematician, an alcoholic, has driven away those who were closest to him, except for a...more

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