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Sex & Nudity

As this is about the "homosexual outing" of Alan Turing (Derek Jacobi) during the Cold War in post-War II Britain, we see him touching and hugging before an obvious liaison and "morning-after" confrontation. He admits his homosexuality and naively describes this activity to police when explaining a minor theft which leads to a charge of "gross indecency". After his release from jail, he meets his former best female friend and describes the effect of the estrogen treatment he has received as a condition of parole and his recounts his visit to Norway to meet other other gay men. In the final scenes before his suicide, he is seen lying semi-nude with a young Greek man asleep beside him.

Violence & Gore

none, except perhaps the pan shot of his lifeless body in bed after taking his own life with poison.


none, unless medical descriptions of homosexual behaviour counts.

Consistent with setting the tone of the time, many characters smoke and drink scotch..

Pan shot of his lifeless body after his successful suicide at the end of the film, showing fatal poison.

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