The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley brings a unique history lesson, marking the English-language debut of Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters). Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing in this true-story of a brilliant mathematician who helped break the German Enigma code, allowing the Allies to win WWII, only to later be prosecuted for his sexuality. "Behind every code is an enigma" promises the new poster, hinting that not all is as it seems with Turing in this stirring new drama. The Imitation Game is in theaters this November, just in time for awards season.
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.