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The Boy who Loves Numbers

Friday 08th October 2010 from 20h00 to 21h30
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Pierrick Guinard
Written by
Pierrick Guinard
Produced by
France 3 Ouest, Eole production

Documentary, France, 2009, 54 min

Competition Grand jury

Pierre-Jean Vazel is obsessed with numbers. Since he was born, they are for him a smell, a sound, a movement, a matter, a colour… like the vowels of Rimbaud had.

Very young, he has been compulsively recording with emotion all the athletics figures worldwide. Later on, on the Internet, he has been consulting the best sprint experts in the world and devouring tons of statistical documents… At the age of 24, this singular and lonely fine arts student, endowed with a phenomenal memory, coaches outside any institution a 20-year-old nigerian athlete. The year after, he becomes the sixth fastest man in the 100m History and world champion on 60m!


Debate with :

  • Pierrick Guinard, director
  • Pierre-Jean Vazel
  • Jean-Michel Hupé, Brain and cognition research center (CerCo), University of Toulouse and CNRS

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