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The Imitation Game

During World War II, a brilliant mathematician leads a team of cryptanalysts as they work feverishly to break the Germans' notorious Enigma code.

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Cumberbatch's finely calibrated performance helps bring to life one of history's lesser-known stories and most shameful injustices.

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 World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

Director
Morten Tyldum
Cast
Benedict CumberbatchKeira KnightleyMatthew GoodeRory KinnearAllen LeechMatthew BeardCharles DanceMark StrongJames NorthcoteTom Goodman-HillSteven Waddington
Genres
Dramas, Biographical Dramas, Dramas based on Books, Dramas based on real life
Country
USA
Available
Sep 28 2016

Cumberbatch's finely calibrated performance helps bring to life one of history's lesser-known stories and most shameful injustices.