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

But I'll tell you,

just because we're friends,

that only last week I rejected

one of our great nation's top linguists.

Knows German better than Bertolt Brecht.

- I don't speak German.

- What?

I don't speak German.

Well, how the hell are you supposed

to decrypt German communications

if you don't...

I don't know, speak German?

Well, I'm really quite excellent

at crossword puzzles.


German codes are a puzzle.

A game just like any other game.

- Margaret, where are you?

- I'm really very good at games,

uh, puzzles.

And this is the most difficult puzzle

in the world.


For the love of God.

This is a joke, obviously.

I'm afraid I don't know what those are,

Commander Denniston.

Have a pleasant trip back

to Cambridge, Professor.


You called for me?

That's what you're doing here.

The top secret programme at Bletchley.

You're trying to break

the German Enigma machine.

What makes you think that?

It's the greatest encryption device

in history

and the Germans use it

for all major communications.

If the Allies broke Enigma, well,

this would turn into

a very short war indeed.

Of course that's what you're working on.

You also haven't got anywhere with it.

If you had, you wouldn't be hiring

cryptographers out of university.

You need me a lot more than I need you.

I... I like solving problems, Commander.

And Enigma is the most difficult

problem in the world.

Oh, Enigma isn't difficult-

It's impossible.

The Americans,

the Russians, the French,

the Germans.

Everyone thinks Enigma is unbreakable.

Good. Let me try,

then we'll know for sure, won't we?

Welcome to Enigma.

The details of every surprise attack,

every secret convoy,

and every U-boat in the bloody Atlantic

go into that thing

and outcomes gibberish.

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