Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Imitation Game

This movie is about the life of Alan Turing of who most have not heard of but is often called as the father of computer science.

The movie also touches his personal life and the stigma of his sexuality as he breaks the code that helps the Allies to win over the Nazis in the World War.

The lead is played by Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing who does a good portrayal and does justice to the role. He is well supported by Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode.

The movie maintains a good pace and the flashback in his life shown well by the director Morten Tyldum and well scripted too by Graham Moore.

After the movie I did some research on the man and it’s sad to know that a man who helped to win the war got detained for his sexuality as a homosexual which was considered to be a crime those days. 

Eventually he committed suicide at the age of 41.

Much of the recognition of his work came later post his death as deemed confidential by the government then.

In 2009, following an Internet campaign, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the British government for "the appalling way he was treated". Queen Elizabeth II granted him a posthumous pardon in 2013.

It’s a Must Watch for the man unknown and also for the good performance put up by Benedict.

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