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Codebreaker (Original version with French subtitles)

Sunday 07th October 2012 from 18h00 to 20h00
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Clare Beavan
Produced by
Story Center Productions LLC, Furnace

Docudrama, United Kingdom, 2012, 81 min

Competition Grand Jury

CODEBREAKER tells the remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most important people. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped turn the tide of the Second World War. Instead of receiving accolades, Turing faced terrible persecution. In 1952, the British Government forced him to undergo chemical castration as punishment for his homosexuality. In despair, Turing committed suicide. He was only 41 years old. Documentary elements seamlessly interconnect with drama scenes in CODEBREAKER to offer a three dimensional picture of Turing, his accomplishments, his tragic end, and his lasting legacy.


Debate with :

  • Laurent Bienvenu, research associate at the CNRS at the laboratoire d'informatique Algorythmique : Fondement et Application
  • Giuseppe Longo, member of CREA Ecole Polytechnique et du CIRPHLES de l'ENS Paris

Know more

  • More information about the film in the press kit.
  • Visit the website of the film