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Quod Erat Demonstrandum (2013)
Andrei Gruzsniczki (Director and Screenwriter)

A mathematician is persecuted for failing to join the communist party in this film that starkly portrays life in Romania under Nicolae Ceausescu.

In the film, Sorin Parvu has proved an important theorem in pure mathematics, but his political views keep him from even being able to get a PhD in Romania. When he arranges to have the result published in an American journal, he is labeled as “an individual who maintains deceitful relations with people in foreign states.”

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