Preferring to hide in the safety of his private world, Nathan (Asa Butterfield) is struggling to make contact with people, often driving out those who wanted to get close to him, including his mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins). Lacking the ability to understand the love of affection, Nathan finds comfort and security needs in numbers and math. Anarchical unconventional meditate and his teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Rafe Spall), it becomes clear that Nathan’s talent makes him secure a place in the British team competing at the highest level at the venerable International Mathematics Olympiad.
As part of the team that have real chances of winning it seems that this could change his life forever Nathan. But when the team goes to train in Taiwan, Nathan faced with a multitude of unexpected challenges, even with new and unfamiliar feelings for one of Chinese competitors, beautiful Zhang Mei (Jo Yang). From England to Taipei and back, this story with impact and highly amusing seeks unconventional relationship between student and teacher, whose roles reversed often, and unfathomable experience of first love – you do not even know what love is.