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The Imitation Game

British actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley both earned Oscar nominations for their impeccable performances as condemned code-breaker Alan Turing and his fellow mathematician Joan Clarke. At once a lively historical thriller about the race to crack the German Enigma code and a heartbreaking tribute to a man vilified for his sexuality.

Directors

  • Morten Tyldum

Writers

  • Graham Moore

Cast

  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Keira Knightley
  • Matthew Goode

Synopsis

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from his team of scholars, linguists and chess champions at Bletchley Park. But after the triumph of his secret war effort, he is accused of a ‘crime’ that has tragic consequences.