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Breaking the Code (1996)

A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans... See full summary »

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A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. Turing was also a homosexual in Britain at a time when this was illegal. Written by Will Gilbert

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2 February 1997 (USA)  »

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A kód feltörése  »

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Hugh Whitemore's original play opened in the West End of London in November 1986. See more »

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Alan Turing: It's not breaking the code that matters - it's where you go from there.
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Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #10.5 (1997) See more »

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Excellent biopic of Alan Turing.
21 May 2000 | by (Bradford, UK) – See all my reviews

Based on the book, "The Enigma Of Intelligence", this film has to be one of the best scientific biopics ever made, either for TV or the silver screen.

It manages to cover both the personal and scientific side of Turing's life, without becoming a documentary. Jacobi's performance is first rate (he was awarded for this film), and so are the supporting cast.

Unfortunately, many of the earlier aspects of Turing's life have to left out, due to time constraints.

If you enjoyed this film, then I heartily recommend you read the source book, which is also one of the best biographies going.

Anyone working, or involved with computers, should see this film, and the shabby way the British establishment treated the most important computer scientist since Babbage (sorry Noam).


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