THE IMITATION GAME (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean), Matthew Goode (Watchmen), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey), Matthew Beard (One Day), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Alex Lawther (Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict), Jack Bannon (Fury), Victoria Wicks (What A Girl Wants), Tuppence Middleton (Trance), James Northcote (Anna Karenina), Steven Waddington (The Last of the Mohicans)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), director; Graham Moore (film debut), writer; Nora Grossman (film debut), Ido Ostrowsky (film debut) and Teddy Schwarzman (All Is Lost), producers; Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech), composer; Oscar Faura (The Impossible), cinematographer; William Goldenberg (Argo), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

During the darkest days of the Second World War, English mathematician and cryptologist Alan Turing (Cumberbatch) is recruited by the government to help crack the Enigma code that could help them win the war. Along with his brilliant team of code-breakers, Turing becomes embroiled in a race against time while also protecting his own secrets…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Already positioned for awards-season dominance after successful runs at various film festivals, The Imitation Game boasts a strong British cast – led by Benedict Cumberbatch as the brilliant but tragic Alan Turing – and a look inside the life of one of the country’s most unsung heroes of the Second World War.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2014

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