The Professor and the Madman
Director: Farhad Safinia
Duration: 124 min.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Marsan, Jennifer Ehle, Jeremy Irvine, David O'Hara, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Steve Coogan
Genge: Drama, Biography, Mysticism
Release date USA: 2019-05-10
Plot & Details
The Professor and the Madman is an American-Irish film directed by Farhad Safinia, which is scheduled for release in 2019. It is a film adaptation of Simon Winchester's book The Fool and the Professor (The Surgeon of Crowthorne1).
In the mid-19th century, philology professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) began work on the first edition of the now famous Oxford English Dictionary, the largest dictionary in the English language. He gets help from psychopath Dr. William Chester Minor (Sean Penn), who is a patient in a high-security psychiatric hospital and sends over 10,000 posts.
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