a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
| Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen (director) / Mieke de Jong (screenplay)
|In this charming family film from the Netherlands, a boy who believes his name is "Lepel" runs away from the mean button thief who has watched over him since his parents disappeared.
If you have come to this website looking for information about this film, I will have to refer you elsewhere. I have never seen it and all I know about it I found on the web. (See for instance, here and here.)
However, the little bit I have seen suggests that this movie might have enough math in it to justify its inclusion on my website. If you are someone who has seen the movie, I would very much appreciate your comments. For instance, I know that
If I ever get the opportunity to see this movie, I will update this entry appropriately. Until then, I very much look forward to assistance from anyone who has seen it and can comment on its mathematical content.
- One of the "bad guys" is Lepel's teacher who only wants him back because his mathematical talents benefit the school in competitions.
- In one scene, nine year old Lepel teaches an adult to drive. Apparently, the way the young boy understands driving is somehow mathematical, but I'm not sure exactly what that means.
|More information about this work can be found at www.imdb.com.
|(Note: This is just one work of
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)