The Imitation Game

January 15, 2015

Directed by: Morten Tyldum; Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode; Genre: Biography | Drama | Thriller; Age: 12+; Time: 114min

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing 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.