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The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
Genre: Biography, Drama.
Released: 2019.
Director: Farhad Safinia.
The history of the creation of one of the largest and most influential dictionaries in the history of mankind. It was conceived back in the mid-nineteenth century, but then a number of mysterious events took place, which will be discussed in this feature film. It is based on the real story of James Murray, who devoted his whole life to the study of new English literature. It was he who came up with the idea of compiling this large-scale Oxford dictionary, which was born much later.
Having done considerable work, he was getting closer and closer to the goal of his whole life. A respected professor was confident of his own success until one day fate brought him to a man whom some consider to be geniuses, while others consider a psychopath dangerous to society. He was Dr. William, who was serving a sentence in a psychiatric hospital. Despite the possible risk, the protagonist begins to collaborate with this strange person, which leads to fierce mind games between the two greatest minds of his time. Who will come out of the fray as a winner?