Martin (Elijah Wood), a PhD student in mathematics, enrolls at Oxford in the hope of meeting his mentor, Professor Arthur Seldom (Sir John Hurt). The young man manages to find lodging at Mrs. Eagleton's (Anna Massey's), but in this house, a stifling atmosphere prevails due to the landlady's attitude. Indeed Mrs. Eagleton, who happens to be a friend of Seldom's, is a haughty and unsympathetic woman who also stifles her daughter Beth (Julie Cox). At the university, things do not fare much better as Martin is put in his place by his idol during one of Seldom's lectures. But his private life changes for the best as he starts an affair with Lorna (Leonor Watling), a beautiful girl he met during a game of squash. One night, Seldom and Martin, who find themselves at Mrs. Eagleton's, discover her dead body. They are interrogated by the Police. Soon afterwards, they decide to lead their own private investigation.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for language, sexual content/nudity and some violence/disturbing images
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French visa # 117012 delivered on 20-2-2008. See more
At a road crash, any fire would be extinguished before attempts would be made to rescue survivors. See more
"The butterfly that flutters it's wings and causes a hurricane on the other side of the world." Sound familiar? Are you that butterfly, Martin?
The background to the credits sequence is a representation of a blackboard full of equations and mathematical formulae. See more
Ricercar A 3
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Barthold Kuijen
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