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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

The Imitation Game

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In 1939, Alan Turing is hired to work in Bletchley Park on decrypting the most complicated cipher of the time, Enigma, used by Germany in the war. He soon understands that only a machine will be able to beat Enigma, and despite the resistance from the commander of the research center who resents Turing naive, but actual intellectual superiority, he manages to build a computer nicknamed Christpher (the name of his best friend and first love when he was in school). He receives help from Joan Clarke, hired because she solved a crossword puzzle faster than Turing and when she is forced by her parents to leave the mostly-male Bletchley Park, Alan proposes to her so as to keep her close to him, despite his homosexuality. After the war, Turing is arrested for being an homosexual (while being suspected of being a Soviet spy), and despite convincing the police detective that his top-secret work during the war has probably saved millions of lives, he is sentenced to chemical castration which he chose over prison in order to continue working on the first generic computer. The treatment however robs him of his mental faculties and he soon after commits suicide.

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