About the movie
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 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 WWII 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.