This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for
The Imitation Game (29-Aug-2014)

Director: Morten Tyldum

Writer: Graham Moore

Based on a book: Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

Keywords: Drama, WWII, Cryptography, Biography

Biopic details brilliant mathematician Alan Turing's efforts to crack Nazi Germany's Enigma code during World War II.

Alan Turing, prodigious mathematician renowned for his original concepts regarding computing and artificial intelligence at Cambridge University, is called into service for his native Great Britain during World War II when he is asked to help decode Nazi naval transmissions sent with the assistance of the tough-to-crack Enigma machine. An attractive young woman by the name of Joan Clarke joins Turing's team, sparking a flame with the brilliant thinker; Turing's closeted homosexuality threatens to destroy his relationship with Joan and reputation, however, as he is gay in a time when such a sexual orientation is tantamount to wearing a scarlet letter.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Benedict Cumberbatch
19-Jul-1976   BBC's Sherlock Holmes
Charles Dance
10-Oct-1946   Good Morning, Babylon
Matthew Goode
3-Apr-1978   Chasing Liberty
Keira Knightley
26-Mar-1985   Bend It Like Beckham
Mark Strong
30-Aug-1963   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


Have you seen this film? We would love to see your review.
Submit your review for this film

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile

Copyright ©2019 Soylent Communications