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The Professor and the Madman
牛津解密

Format(s) Available
DIGITAL
Opening Date
11 Jul 2019
Rating
PG13 Some Disturbing Scenes
Runtime
125 mins
Language
English - subtitles to be advised
Genre
Biography, Drama, Mystery
Director
Farhad Safinia
Cast
Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Marsan, Jennifer Ehle
Synopsis
The compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857 and was one of the most ambitious, and revolutionary projects ever undertaken. Based on the worldwide bestselling novel by Simon Winchester, THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is an extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary… Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) took on the challenge of creating the most comprehensive dictionary ever compiled, by “crowdsourcing” the work. During the process, the committee, led by Professor Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W.C. Minor (Sean Penn), had submitted more than ten thousand words. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light…
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