Mersenne Primes in Hidden Agenda

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An action movie with Dolph Lundgren. A bit more like a TV flic, but Lundgren is a cool guy (like Craig, Schwarzenegger, Diesel, Stallone, or Johnson (the Rock); it can be just fun watching such action figures, independent on how good the story is). The movie features at some points Crunching root permutation and a "Mersenne prime algorithm" which makesshadow tracking more difficult.” This movie from 2001 appears a bit ahead of its time, as Mersenne primes (while famously linked to the largest known prime numbers) are not so much used in cryptology. But here is a paper from 2017 (published here) which honors this movie a bit.