Optimum Releasing: The Imitation Game


The Imitation Game

Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Starring, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong

Release date: 14th November 2014
Run Time: 114mins
Cert: TBC

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Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, THE IMITATION GAME portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code andCypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. The motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers had a powerful ally in Prime Minister Winston Churchill who authorised the provision of any resource they required. The film spans the key periods of Turing's life, from his unhappy teenage years at boarding school and the triumph of his secret wartime work on the revolutionary electro-mechanical 'Bombe', which was capable of breaking 3,000 Enigma-generated naval codes aday, to the tragedy of his post-war decline, following his conviction for a now outdated criminal offence.
A complicated and troubled man, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, Turing may have been the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) in THE IMITATION GAME
Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) in THE IMITATION GAME
Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) in THE IMITATION GAME
Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) in THE IMITATION GAME
Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Allen Leech star in THE IMITATION GAME
Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Allen Leech star in THE IMITATION GAME
Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) and Charles Dance (Commander Denniston) in THE IMITATION GAME
Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) and Charles Dance (Commander Denniston) in THE IMITATION GAME
Keira Knightley (Joan Clarke) in THE IMITATION GAME
Keira Knightley (Joan Clarke) in THE IMITATION GAME
Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) in THE IMITATION GAME
Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) in THE IMITATION GAME
Mark Strong (Stewart Menzies) in THE IMITATION GAME
Mark Strong (Stewart Menzies) in THE IMITATION GAME
Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) in THE IMITATION GAME
Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) in THE IMITATION GAME