The Imitation Game
Director: Morten Tyldum Run Time: 114 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2014
Starring: Allen Leech, Benedict Cumberbatch, Charles Dance, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear
An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius under nail-biting pressure to help put an end to World War II.
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing.
Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s WWII Enigma machine.