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1 Movies & Languages 2015-2016 The Imitation Game About the movie (subtitled version) DIRECTOR Morten Tyldum YEAR / COUNTRY 2014 / UK, USA GENRE Historical Drama ACTORS Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Mark Strong PLOT The Imitation Game is a film loosely based on the biography “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges. In 1939 newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing to crack Nazi military codes with a cryptography team. The team are trying to understand the ciphers created by the Enigma machine, which the Nazis use to provide security for their radio messages, and invent a machine to decipher them. Three specific time periods are presented in the life of Turing. The first is the span of WW II. The second is 1928 when he is a youth attending boarding school. The third is 1951, after his home in Manchester is reported broken into by his neighbour. The police are called to investigate an...