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Breaking the Code

Herbert Wise, 1996

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Alan Turing: The Enigma
Andrew Hodges, 1983

Breaking the Code is a movie directed by Herbert Wise in 1996 and based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges, first published in 1983. The movie features Derek Jacobi, Alun Armstrong, Blake Ritson, William Mannering, Prunella Scales, Julian Kerridge, and others.

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The Movie is also based on

Book cover
Breaking the Code (1986)
Book by Hugh Whitemore

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RATING

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

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Book Cover: Alan Turing: The Enigma (Andrew Hodges, 1983)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Alan Turing: The Enigma, the 1983 book by Andrew Hodges.

Alan Turing: The Enigma

Read by: Gordon Griffin

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 Alan Turing: The Enigma, the 1983 book by Andrew Hodges

Year

1983

Pages

608

Book Rate

7.52

S: Goodreads

Book

Alan Turing: The Enigma

Country: UK

First published in: 1983

Length: 608 pages

Genre: Biography

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
The Imitation Game (2014)
Movie by Morten Tyldum

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