The Imitation Game (2015)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 56 mins

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Embedded with deep insight and charged emotions, this biographical drama delves into the trials and triumphs in the life of British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing. Turing was a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany's Enigma code, which helped the Allies win the Second World War, only to later be criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality. This evocative tale daringly depicts Alan Turing and his team of code-breakers in Hut 8 racing against time as they attempt to break Nazi Germany's Enigma code at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. The group of scholars, mathematicians, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers have a powerful ally in Prime Minister Winston Churchill who authorises the provision of any resource they require. With deep insight and empathy, this thrilling biographical saga also highlights the key periods of Turing's life: his unhappy teenage years at boarding school; the triumph of his secret wartime work on the revolutionary electro-mechanical bombe, which was capable of breaking 3,000 Enigma-generated naval codes a day; and the tragedy of his post-war decline following his conviction for gross indecency, a criminal offence stemming from his admission of maintaining a homosexual relationship.

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley

Crew: Morten Tyldum (Director), Oscar Faura (Director of Photography), Alexandre Desplat (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, History, Thriller

Release Dates: 16 Jan 2015 (India)

Tagline: World War II

English Name: The Imitation Game

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Did you know? The film's screenplay topped the annual Black List for best un-produced Hollywood scripts of 2011. Read More
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as Alan Turing
as Joan Clarke
as John Cairncross
as Wren
as Teacher
as Commander Denniston
as Sherborne Student 3
as Joan's Father
as Sherborne Student 1
as Christopher Morcom
as Jack Good
as Headmaster
as MI6 Agent
as Passerby
as Stewart Menzies
as Peter Hilton
as Hugh Alexander
as Margaret
as Nock
as Supt Smith
as Electrical Assistant
as MI6 Agent
as Sergeant Staehl
as Joan's Mother
as Military Policeman


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World War II
The film's screenplay topped the annual Black List for best un-produced Hollywood scripts of 2011.

In an interview with USA Today, Cumberbatch said of Turing's Royal Pardon, "The only person who should be pardoning anybody is him (Turing). Hopefully, the film will bring to the fore what an extraordinary human being he was and how appalling (his treatment by the government was). It's a really shameful, disgraceful part of our history."

Leonardo DiCaprio was originally slated to star.

In an interview for GQ, Matthew Goode stated that the film focuses on "Turing's life and how as a nation we celebrated him as being a hero by chemically castrating him because he was gay."

Principal photography finished on November 11, 2013 which coincided with Remembrance Day.

The Weinstein Company acquired the film for a record-breaking $7 million, the highest ever amount paid for US distribution rights at the European Film Market.