The Imitation Game (2014) Film


The Biopic about Alain Turing, the exceptional British scientist – played by Benedict, the exceptional British actor.

Expected release date: 14. November 2014 (UK), 21. November 2014 (US)

Director of Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest project is the Norwegian Morten Tyldum, who got famous during last March with his surprising crime thriller “Headhunters”, a film adaption of Jo Nesbø’s same named Thriller (Note: Nesbø’s novel is a creepy thriller with many unexpected twists and a surprise ending – worth reading!).

Tyldum’s new film, The Imitation Game, is a biopic based on the life of Alan Turing, the famous British logician, mathematician and crypthoanalytic.

Turing was born on 23 June 1912 in London, is one of the most important and influential theorist of the early development of computers and computer science, the predictability model of the Turing machine is one of the main foundations of theoretical computer science.
During the Second World War Turing was significantly involved in the deciphering of Enigma (a rotor-decoding machine from the German military to encrypt the message traffic) coded German messages.
In 1952 he was accused of professing his homosexuality, same-sex relationships were a criminal offense or disease at that time. Turing was given the choice – prison or forced psychiatric treatment. He opted for second and received medical treatment with the hormone estrogen. This terrible “chemical castration ” caused severe depression for the eminent scientist and former outstanding athletes, and – as it is assumed today – probably drove him to his early death by suicide in 1954.
Since 1966 the Turing Award is presented, which is regarded as the Nobel Prize for computer science. Each year it honours the Association for Computing Machinery persons who have made particularly outstanding work in the computer science field.

In 2009, the then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown responded to a petition signed by thousands of Brits for a posthumous apology from the British government for the gruesome crimes on Alan Turing. Brown, speaking on behalf of the British Government on 10 September 2009: „So on behalf of the British government […] I am very proud to say: we’re sorry, you deserved so much better.”

At Turing’s 100th birthday in 2012 worldwide events took place to honour and commemorarte his great services and works.

In The Imitation Game Benedict will play the role of Alain Turing, the exceptional scientist, as female lead we are going to see Keira Knigthley. In addition, Matthew Goode will take the role of Hugh Alexander, another code-hacker.

The US-Trailer:

The UK-Trailer:

Morten Tyldum

Graham Moore (screenplay)

Benedict Cumberbatch
Keira Knightley
Matthew Goode
Mark Strong
Allen Leech
Charles Dance
Rory Kinnear
Alex Lawther
Jack Bannon

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