in about 100 words or less
UK/US 114m, Colour
Director: Morten Tyldum; Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Mark Strong
The Imitation Game is the amazing story of Alan Turing, a pioneering British computer scientist and mathematician who helped break the Enigma Code during WWII. A brilliantly written screenplay, The Imitation Game seamlessly interweaves three periods of Turing’s life, each contributing to a more complete understanding of one of the most important persons of the 20th Century. Underlying the story of Turing’s wartime accomplishments, which were held secret for decades after his death, is the tragic story of his personal life, which led him to commit suicide not long after he was prosecuted for homosexuality (Klaus MIng January 2015).