The Imitation Game

Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the suspenseful true story of wartime code-breaker Alan Turing. During WWII, the German Enigma machine successfully encrypts Nazi messages. Brilliant mathematician Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) is recruited by MI6 boss Stewart Menzies (Mark Strong) to join Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. Together with a motley crew that includes his friend and fellow cryptanalyst Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), he races against time to crack the code. It's a vital task, with thousands of Allied lives at stake. 'Headhunters' director Morten Tyldum ratchets up the tension as the code-breakers set to work. He also traces other key events in Turing's life, from his unhappy boarding school years to his later persecution by the British establishment. This is a fascinating insight into the work and complex life of the man credited with significantly shortening the war. The excellent supporting cast includes Charles Dance and Matthew Goode.

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