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

Are you paying attention?


If you're not listening

carefully you will miss things.

Important things.

I will not pause,

I will not repeat myself

and you will not interrupt me.

If you think that

because you're sitting where you are

and I am sitting where I am

that you are in control

of what is about to happen,

you 're mistaken.

I am in control,

because I know things

that you do not know.

Manchester Police Department.

Please hold.

Looks like a break-in.

Residence of Turing, A/an.

Window's broken. Home 's been ransacked.

Send a detective down, will you?

What/ will need from you now

is a commitment.

You will listen closely and you will not

judge me until I am Hnished.

If you cannot commit to this,

then please leave the room.

Come in.

But if you choose to stay,

remember; you chose to be here.

What happens from this moment

forward is not my responsibility.

It's yours.

Pay attention.

What's all this, then?

Turing, Alan.

Professor at King's.

- Seems to have been a burglary.

- Oh? What of?

Well, that's just it.

Nothing missing, really.

What's he doing in Manchester?

Something with machines.

The project at the NPL.

I checked

but he won't say what it's on.

Professor Turing?

Detective Nock, Manchester Police.

Sergeant Staehl here tells me

you had a burglary last night.

Professor Turing?

Take a step back

and don't breathe heavily.

- Breathe?

- Undiluted cyanide.

It wouldn't take more

than a thimbleful to kill you.


- Disappointing.

- Pardon?

I had hoped for a bit more.

Sergeant Staehl, is it just me or do you

get the sense that we're being insulted?

Last night you had a break-in.

Your neighbour Mr Springborn

called to report the noise.

He said there was quite a ruckus.

Only you say nothing was taken.

It's odd.

So how about you tell us what happened

and we'll find the chap who did this.


I don't believe that you could find

the chap that did this

if he walked up to you

and spat in your face.

What I could use right now is not

a bobby but a really good cleaning lady.

So unless one of you has an apron

in your car,

I suggest you tile your reports

and leave me alone.

As you say, Professor Turing.

Best of luck with your cyanide.

I'll give you a quid if you

can name me a more insufferable sod.

Seemed a bit forced, though, didn't it?

Don't know what you mean.

Well, if you didn't

want a pair of bobbies

digging around in your personal affairs,

that'd have been a stellar way

to make sure they don't.

Tell me you don't think

this is suspicious.

I don't think this is suspicious.

A mysterious professor who won't admit

he's had something stolen

from his house?

I think Alan Turing's hiding something.

War declared!

800,000 children evacuated!

German bombs on their way!

Get your papers here.

Fresh off the press.

War declared!

800,000 children evacuated!

German bombs expected soon!

Get your papers here.

Fresh off the press.

This morning,

the British Ambassador in Berlin

handed the German government

a Hnal note,

stating that un/ess we heard from them

by 11 o'clock,

a state of war would exist between us.

I have to tell you now

that no such undertaking

has been received.

And that consequently

this country is at war with Germany.

For the second time

in the lives of most of us,

We afe at Walf

We have tried to #nd

a peaceful way out...

Papers, please.

- What are you doing here?

- Uh, the lady told me to wait.

In my office?

Did she tell you to help yourself to tea

while you were here?

Uh... No, she didn't.

She obviously didn't tell you

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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