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The Imitation Game Synopsis

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

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The Big Scene That Had To Be Cut Off Of The End Of The Imitation Game

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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Hilariously Butcher The Word Penguin Over And Over Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Hilariously Butcher The Word Penguin Over And Over

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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Take Down Nazi Germany In The Imitation Game Trailer Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Take Down Nazi Germany In The Imitation Game Trailer

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Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Win The Telluride Battle For Oscar Buzz Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Win The Telluride Battle For Oscar Buzz

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Foxcatcher, Rosewater And Whiplash Lead Early List Of Toronto Film Festival Titles Foxcatcher, Rosewater And Whiplash Lead Early List Of Toronto Film Festival Titles

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Benedict Cumberbatch Is A Temperamental Genius In Imitation Game Trailers Benedict Cumberbatch Is A Temperamental Genius In Imitation Game Trailers

The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as renowned English mathematician and logician Alan Turing, who essentially turned the tide against the Germans in World War II by cracking their Enigma code. But as the trailer above hints, this was far from the only conflict brewing in Turing's life.

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