06th - 11th October 2016

The man who cracked the nazi code

Monday 06th October 2014 from 15h45 to 17h15
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Denis Van Waerebeke
Written by
Denis Van Waerebeke et Mathilde Damoisel
Produced by
© Les films d’ici - Arte G.E.I.E - Off World - RTBF

Documentary, France, 2014, 58 min

Competition High school

Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician and forgotten hero of the Second World War, played a huge part un the Allied victory by breaking the German's codes... before persecution related to his homosexuality drove him to suicide.

It's fairly uncommun for a scientist to have such an influence on the course of history -and the pay such a heavy price for his success! His life, which brings together the history of warfare and the history of ideas in a pretty unique way, also offers an opportunity to discover a little-known aspect of Wolrd War II.


Debate with :

  • Denis Van Waerebeke, Director
  • Pierre-Eric Mounier-Kuhn, Historian at the CNRS and the University Paris-Sorbonne, specialist in informatic history