The Imitation Game (2014)

Director: Morten Tyldum
Main Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release Date: 2015-01-23
Age Rating: 4 V
Runtime: 113 mins. / 1 h 53 m

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 offence 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.