Benedict Cumberbatch Can Win the War in 'Imitation Game' UK Trailer

October 2, 2014
Source: Studio Canal UK

The Imitation Game

Awards season is heating up as October begins to showcase some of the films that will be vying for Oscar gold next year. Gone Girl hits theaters this weekend and will likely be a contender, but coming later this fall is The Imitation Game, the World War II drama focusing on Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who helped win the war by cracking codes. Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock") takes the lead role, and according to our own Alex Billington (who saw the film at Telluride), he puts in a remarkable performance, and you can see as much in the new UK trailer. Watch!

Here's the new UK trailer for Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game from StudioCanal UK:

Check out two previous trailers for The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch right here.

The Imitation Game is directed by Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) and written by Graham Moore, making his feature writing debut. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong also star in the film which The Weinstein Company will release just before Thanksgiving on November 21st.

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Great story, beautiful score, superb cast. I'm totally in!

Nash on Oct 2, 2014


German military texts enciphered on the Enigma machine were first broken by the Polish Cipher Bureau, beginning in December 1932. This success was a result of efforts by three Polish cryptologists, Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski, working for Polish military intelligence. Without doubt Alan Turing was a great man, but he was not the one that broke Enigma code!

Szkari on Oct 2, 2014


and why did Germans use the the Enigma in WWII afterwards? Didn't they know that fact, that their code was broken?

shiboleth on Oct 2, 2014


Let me explain... ...from 1938 onwards, additional complexity was repeatedly added to the Enigma machines, making decryption more difficult and necessitating larger numbers of equipment and personnel—more than the Poles could readily produce. On 25 July 1939, in Warsaw, the Poles initiated French and British military intelligence representatives into their Enigma-decryption techniques and equipment, including Zygalski sheets and the cryptologic bomb, and promised each delegation a Polish-reconstructed Enigma. The demonstration represented a vital basis for the later British continuation and effort. During the war, British cryptologists decrypted a vast number of messages enciphered on Enigma. The intelligence gleaned from this source, codenamed "Ultra" by the British, was a substantial aid to the Allied war effort.

Szkari on Oct 4, 2014


cool. I didn't know that part of the story. But, then again, I didn't make a lot of research (or reading) in that direction. However, I'm not surprised since a lot of historical narratives have very interesting and extensive backgrounds which makes them more credible and diverse. I'm not surprised by this development either. And, indeed, Poles did a lot for Allies in WWII. And suffered, too... Thanks for your effort...

shiboleth on Oct 4, 2014


You`re welcome:)

Szkari on Oct 6, 2014


I like it. Knightley belongs in these kind of films...she just fits.

Xerxexx on Oct 2, 2014


it was not fair what happened to Turing afterwards... It looks ok. Nothing spectacular, but decent and watchable...

shiboleth on Oct 2, 2014


His treatment was tragic. I will see this.

DAVIDPD on Oct 2, 2014

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