The Imitation Game: World War II Like You Never Knew

November 18, 2014 11:32 PM

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The Imitation Game is a well crafted, beautifully shot and acted World War II film that tells the behind the scenes story of how we won the war: a story that remained secret for 50 years. It is the story of a group of English code breakers sequestered by the British Government and secret service to crack the Nazi's code Enigma through which the Nazis relayed all their battle plans. The Nazi messages could be intercepted by anyone, but no one could decipher them, until a brilliant band of England's top mathematicians, linguists and chess champions solved the puzzle. Leading this team was the great mathematician and inventor Alan Turing, whose story and relationships form the heart of this movie.

The film unfolds as a double detective story with Benedict Cumberbatch's Alan Turing at the center of both. If you were bored by the Masterpiece Theater stillness of A King's Speech, this film is never too slow or boring. The film opens with detectives in Alan Turing's home investigating a burglary ...

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