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Breaking the Code

Herbert Wise, 1996

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Breaking the Code
Hugh Whitemore, 1986

Breaking the Code is a movie directed by Herbert Wise in 1996 and based on the play of the same name by Hugh Whitemore, first published in 1986. The movie features Derek Jacobi, Alun Armstrong, Blake Ritson, William Mannering, Prunella Scales, Julian Kerridge, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

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The Movie is also based on

Book cover
Alan Turing: The Enigma (1983)
Book by Andrew Hodges

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RATING

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Movie Poster: Breaking the Code (Herbert Wise, 1996)

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Book Cover: Breaking the Code (Hugh Whitemore, 1986)

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Breaking the Code

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Storyline

The story focuses on the life of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who helped decode the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. He also was one of the key contributors to the development of the digital computer. Turing was also a homosexual in Britain at a time when it was illegal.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Breaking the Code, the 1996 movie by Herbert Wise

Year

1996

Minutes

75

Movie Rate

7.20

Source: IMDb

Movie

Breaking the Code

Country: UK

Year: 1996

Length: 1h15m

Cover of Breaking the Code, the 1986 book by Hugh Whitemore

Year

1986

Pages

72

Book Rate

7.50

S: Goodreads

Book

Breaking the Code

Country: UK

First published in: 1986

Length: 72 pages

Genre: Biography

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