Based on the true story of Andrew Wiles this musical follows a mathematician on the hunt for a mathematical proof.
The story centers around Daniel Keane who was based on Wiles. He presents his proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. But shortly after his presentation everything goes wrong: He realizes that his proof is not flawless. Fermats spirit pays him a visit and the hunt for the perfect proof begins...
In his mathematical and musical fantasy Keane is not only haunted by Fermat but also by Gauß, Pythagoras, Euclid, and Newton. They give him – more or less – helpful advice.
But mathematics it not all Keane is involved in his life. His wife starts to wonder why he is still searching for answers after working on this proof for more than seven years. But she doesn't know about the monumental problems her husband is faced with before completing the proof.
This musical plays with the fascination of mathematics. Some mathematicians are even cast under its spell. The musical realization of this topic also incorporates the fun and unexpected elements of math as well as its destructive powers.
 Director
 David Stern
 Cast

Gilles Chiasson
Edwardyne Cowan  Genre
 Motion pictures
 Mathematical Topics
 Number theory
 Tags

Entertainment
Pierre de Fermat
Music
Mathematical proof  Duration
 86 minutes 50 seconds
 Year of Release
 2001
 Languages
 English
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