First trailer for The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch is here

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Alan Turing, a man who helped to break Nazi Germany’s Enigma Code during WWII. Is the following considered spoilers when it’s a part of history? Regardless, Turing found himself criminally prosecuted for being homosexual and eventually killed himself in 1954.

Check out the trailer here:

I feel like if this film was made 20 years ago, the story would just focus on the Enigma machine and that would be all. As it stands, the end of Turing’s life is really the whole point. We look back at a time when women or African-americans were treated so differently and think “how awful,” when the gay community is still experiencing varying forms of segregation. As time goes on I hope to see the dissipation of that and I think that’s why a film like THE IMITATION GAME is an important one. Politics aside, there’s a slew of great actors here and given the season on which it’s to be released, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see an Oscar nod coming Cumberbatch’s way.

THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Rory Kinnear, will be released on November 21, 2014.

Source: Studio Canal UK

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