The Imitation Game

{5/5} “Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”

The Imitation Game, released in 2014

Alan Turing is a mathematical genius who’s trying to crack Enigma, the German decryption machine. If he can, the Allies might just have a better chance at winning World War II. That is, if his coworkers don’t kill him first — he’s not very personable. Turing also has his own secret — he’s a homosexual, which is still illegal.

This is based on a true story, and it’s an important one.

The main story takes place in 1941 — there are flashbacks to Turing’s time in school and flashforwards to 1951.

Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. Directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters).

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