Codebreaker


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Running Time: 82 mins.
Genre: Biopic, Documentary, Foreign

Cast:
Clare Beavan
Jennifer Beamish
Patrick Sammon
Paul Sen

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Summary:
The father of computer science, British mathematician Alan Turing was one of the most influential gay figures of all time. Turing's 1936 paper "On Computable Numbers" forms the cornerstone of the modern digital age, creating the theoretical structure for everything computers do today. In World War II, he broke the German Enigma code and helped the Allies defeat the Nazis, and his theories on mathematical biology and artificial intelligence were decades ahead of his time. He was a self-identified gay man from early on, and Turing's sexuality was eventually discovered, leading to charges of gross indecency, invasive organotherapy, and a subsequent sequence of events that led to his tragic deat... Full Summary >>