A Brilliant Young Mind

Synopsis: In a world difficult to comprehend, Nathan struggles to connect with those around him - most of all his loving mother - but finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan is taken under the wing of unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys, the pair forge an unusual friendship and Nathan's talents win him a place on the UK team at the International Mathematics Olympiad. From suburban England to bustling Taipei and back again, Nathan builds complex relationships as he is confronted by the irrational nature of love.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Morgan Matthews
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
  4 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

Nathan some special advanced tuition.

Can't we?

Okay, yeah.

Why don't you walk properly?

That's very direct of you.

I've got multiple sclerosis.

What about you?

Why are you weird?

I've got special powers.

Can you fly?

Can you turn things to ice?

Are you really good at maths?

Yeah. Fair play.

Well, listen, I should tell you,

I'm not a very good teacher.

I barely encourage

myself to get out of bed,

let alone inspire some

kid with special powers

who wants to spend all his

spare time doing maths.

So as long as we're clear.

What's that for?

It's to give it a shake.

It's my hand, isn't it?

- It's what men do when they agree.

- I don't like doing that.

Yeah, well, we all have to do

things we don't like doing,

but we fucking do them,

don't we? So give it here.

What does "fucking" mean?

All in good time, son.

Right then.

We'll start with some

probability, shall we?

Like what's the probability of me

remembering any of this shit.

I can't hear you.

I said, let's do tree

diagrams, shall we?

Mr. Humphreys?

Yes, Mr. Ellis.

What was the Olympiad like?

Mind your own business, nosy.


Do you know what this means?

Go on, Sir Nod-A-Lot, tell

me, what does it mean?

A toss.


How dare you?

Yeah, the coin toss. Well done.

"The International

Mathematical Olympiad"

"is the most prestigious mathematical

competition for high school students.".

Round of applause

for United Kingdom!

"It represents a great opportunity

to see how they measure up"

"against students from

the rest of the world."

"China hold the record for 11 IMOs in

which they have secured gold medals"

"for all six members

of their team."

Number theory.

"The hardest problem ever at the

IMO was question five in 1996."

'Let A, B, C, D, E, F

Rate this script:(3.50 / 2 votes)

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "A Brilliant Young Mind" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 11 Apr. 2021. <https://www.scripts.com/script/a_brilliant_young_mind_1843>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    A Brilliant Young Mind

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    Browse Scripts.com

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.