Fermat's Last Theorem

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 27, 2010

This 45-minute documentary on Andrew Wiles' proof of Fermat's Last Theorem is surprisingly powerful and emotional. Give it until 1:45 or so and you'll want to watch the whole thing. The film is not really about math; it's about all of those movie trailer cliches — "one man!", "finds the truth!", "fights the odds!", etc. — except that this is actually true and poignant.