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Tasteful biopic of a truly remarkable man: The Imitation Game

When you turn a true story into a movie, you need a cast capable of portraying remarkable, real people with all their flaws. The first thing you’ll notice about The Imitation Game, is how outrageously good the cast is and how well they work together.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Hawking, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) stars as computing pioneer Alan Turing, who, along with a small team, had the ultra-secret task to break the German Enigma code during Word War II. He portrays Turing as a socially awkward genius who had to lead a secret life not only because of his top-secret work – the reveal of which would have carried the death sentence for treason – but also because he was homosexual at a time when this was still a criminal offence.

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