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Here is the translation of the first clip: Buettner: 1 plus 2, plus 3, plus 4 plus 5 plus... 6... plus 7, and continue in the same manner, until 100. And that nobody disturbs me until you have the solution. Gauss gives up? Kid: he will get punished! Buettner: Where do you have this from? Gauss: this was not the issue, we were required to add up all the numbers from 1 to 100. 1 and 100 gives 101, 2 and 99 gives 101, 3 and 98 gives 101. Always 101. One can do this 50 times. And 50 times 101 is 5050. Buettner: Gauss: in the corner! Shut up and stay sitting afterwards. Buettner: God sees everything. You know that. Gauss: yes. Buettner: come here. Your word of honor: did you do this yourself? Gauss: that was not difficult. One has only to .... Buettner: The summation formula of the geometric progression. Higher arithmetic. Take it with you. Read it. Narrator: The teacher Buettner, who would have guessed, was a kind of mathematician. He had published papers and one glorious day even got a reply of Immanuel Kant. But because his hard work and power was not sufficient, he became a school teacher. Gauss: My father can not pay this. Buettner: you will in the coming time take home many books, and not pay. But be careful. One stain, one dog ear or a ripped page, and you will feel the stick so that God will have mercy with you. Go now.

And here is the translation of the last clip: Gauss: I will study, Papa! Buettner: not on the head! It belongs now to the Herzog of Braunschweig. And you are not allowed to damage it. Gauss's Father: Dammit, this country goes down the drains. With us, the little people they do what they want. They take your son away and give him a stipend. Mother: Now, you will be a studied person, Carl! And now you will leave us. Gauss: Never. Mother: You will see. Gauss: I will always stay with you. Always in this house! Mother: Really? Gauss: Always. Mutter: Good, go upstairs. Mother to Buettner: Herr Buettner, something in private. Buettner: Yes, what is it? Mother: Albrecht, please leave us for a moment. To Buettner: That with Carl and the math, the mathematics. Ahh, will this lead to something? Buettner: what do you mean? Mother: I mean, the university, he must be intelligent to go there. Is this enough for Carl? (Buettner can not avoid laughing.) Mother: Mr Buettner, that is not nice from you that you laugh about me. I'm a simple women and I worry. That is not nice of you. Buettner: No, excuse me. Sorry, Mrs Gauss But your son will be one of the best mathematicians in the world. I know that. I know that.

A couple of years ago, this movie had been suggested to me by Li Zhou (Polk State College, FL). I only could get hold of it recently. li wrote: "Measuring the World is a German movie, half of which depicts the life of Gauss. So it's full of math: 1+2+...+100, regular 17-gon, spherical triangle, quadratic reciprocity, fundamental theorem of algebra."