Based on the best-selling novel “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges comes The Imitation Game, a character study of Alan Turing, the English mathematician credited with deciphering the Enigma code used by Nazi Germany during WW II. There’s also a fair bit more to it, like the in-house drama within the Government Code and Cypher School where he spent long days and nights tweaking his code-breaking methods and making enemies, and, as hinted by the trailer, his eventual smearing and conviction at the hands of an ultraconservative government for being a homosexual. The role as the troubled genius could be enough to earn Benedict Cumberbatch a nod come Oscar time (playing a similar role in “A Beautiful Mind” earned Russel Crowe a nod in 2001). Determine for yourself in the embedded trailer above.
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard.
The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
The Imitation Game cracks the code in US theaters on November 21, 2014 and UK theaters on November 14, 2014.