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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Imitation Game
Director: Morten Tyldum
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, James Northcote

During WW2, Alan Turing joins the Bletchley Park cryptography team who are in a race against time to crack the German Enigma machine and win the war. Turing has a brilliant mind but a difficult personality, not least because he is forced to conceal his homosexuality in order to avoid criminal prosecution. This biopic is loosely based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. Graham Moore's Academy Award winning script takes some liberties with the truth to create a conventional but gripping period drama which spends more time on Enigma than Turing. Benedict Cumberbatch gives a very fine lead performance.