The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley is gaining a lot of awards traction because of Cumberbatch’s performance a as Alan Turning, the man who cracked the Enigma code firing World War II.
It looks like the Sherlock Holmes star might just snag acting nominations for the Baftas and the Academy Award. Director Morten Tyldum’s film appears to be one of those well composed and acted pieces that do well around this time of year – but will it have enough stamina to go head-to-head with Birdman?
Here’s the official synopsis:
The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
The Imitation Game, was written by Graham Moore also has a very impressive supporting line-up -Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard.
The Imitation Game opens in the UK on 14 November 2014.