Axel Straschnoy

La Figure de la Terre

La Figure de la Terre is a short film based on the book The Figure of the Earth by Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis.

In 1736 Maupertuis led a scientific expedition to the Tornio valley with the objective of establishing the precise shape of the Earth. Dr. Osmo Pekonen, the foremost authority on the expedition stars in the role of Maupertuis. Anders Celsius is played by Dr. Johan Stén, also a researcher of the history of science in the 1700s.