Adventures of a Mathematician

The true story behind the H-Bomb

Cambridge, USA, 1942.

Stan Ulam is a 30-year-old talented Polish Jewish mathematician, a good-looking bonvivant who is quick with a joke. Stan’s life becomes complicated when he loses his fellowship at Harvard but his best friend, the Hungarian genius Johnny von Neumann quickly offers him a mysterious job which takes him to New Mexico.

Stan moves to Los Alamos with Françoise, a French woman he meets and marries after a whirlwind romance. Surrounded by young, eccentric, charismatic immigrant scientists Stan begins top secret work on a nuclear bomb that could potentially blow up the entire world. While desperately trying to help his sister flee Nazi occupied Poland, Stan teams up with Johnny to create the first computer giving birth to the digital age as Europe bursts into flames.


Drama, Biopic


103 min


englisch, Polnisch


Thor Klein


Thor Klein


Philippe Tlokinski as Stan Ulam, Esther Garrel as Francoise, Ryan Gage as Robert Oppenheimer, Sam Keeley as John William Calkin, Joel Basman as Edward Teller, Fabian Kociecki as John von neumann, Sabin Tambrea as Klaus Fuchs, Mateusz Wieclawek as Adam Ulam, James Sobol Kelly as Norris Bradbury, Richars Hazlehurst Mason asGeorge Dyson, Alberto Ruano as Carlos, Anne-Catrin Märzke as Jacky, Sally Cowdin as Irene

production companies

Dragonfly Films, True Illusions Films