The Imitation Game

Synopsis: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
Director(s): Morten Tyldum
Production: The Weinstein Company
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 155 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

what a joke was then, either, I gather?

Was she supposed to?

- Who are you?

- Alan Turing.

- Ah, Turing. The mathematician.

- Correct.

However could I have guessed?

You didn't.

You just read it on that piece of paper.

King's College, Cambridge.

Now it says here you were a bit

of a prodigy in the Maths Department.

I'm not sure I can evaluate that, Mr...

- How old are you, Mr Turing?

- Uh, 27.

And how old were you when you

became a fellow at Cambridge?


And how old were you

when you published this paper

that has a title

that I can barely understand?

Uh, 23.

And you don't think that qualifies you

as a certified prodigy?

Well, Newton discovered Binomial Theorem

aged 22.

Einstein wrote four papers that changed

the world by the age of 26.

As far as I can tell, I've...

I've barely made par.

- My God, you're serious.

- Would you prefer I made a joke?

Oh, I don't think you know

what those are.

Hardly seems fair

that that's a requirement

for employment here, Mr...

Commander Denniston, Royal Navy.

All right, Mr Turing, I'll bite.

Why do you wish to work

for His Majesty's Government?

Oh, I don't, really.

Are you a bleeding pacifist?

I'm agnostic about violence.

But you do realise that 600 miles

away from London

there's this nasty little chap

called Hitler

who wants to engulf Europe in tyranny?

Politics isn't really my area

of expertise.


Well, I believe

you've just set the record

for the shortest job interview

in British military history.

Oh, uh...

Mother says I can be

off-putting sometimes

on account of being one of the best

mathematicians in the world.

- In the world?

- Oh, yes.

Do you know how many people

I've rejected for this programme?

- No.

- That's right.

Because we're a top secret programme.

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