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La vie de Galilée

theater play

La vie de Galilée

Release Date: November 19, 2019

Year    :   2019
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy
Production Companies    :   France Télévisions, La Comédie-Française, Camera Lucida Productions
Director    :   Eric Ruf, Corentin Leconte
Producers    :   
Writers    :   
RunTime    :   142 mins.

Accompanied by a child, the mathematician Galileo observes the firmament with a telescope. Ten years ago, the philosopher Giordano Bruno was burned in Rome for having supported the idea of an infinite and centerless universe, based on the work of Copernicus. By dint of observations and calculations, Galileo seeks proofs for his hypothesis of a cosmic system where the Earth is "an ordinary celestial body, one among thousands". From Padua to Venice, the mathematician shakes certainties by confronting the power of a Church which wishes to maintain its absolute power in the "crystal spheres" where Ptolemy has hitherto locked up the world.


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