Episode 28

The Imitation Game (2014)


March 11th, 2022

1 hr 25 mins

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About this Episode

Part biopic, part historical drama, this film tells the story of Alan Turing and the team at Bletchley Park (the eminently secretive Project X) whose work led to the breaking of the German Enigma machines, and arguably to the Allies winning the War.

This is one of the best performances we have seen out of Keira Knightley, who plays a brilliant mathematician, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s phenomenal portrayal as an awkward and very closeted Alan Turing.

Another film that plays fast and loose with the actual historical facts, it embellishes Turing’s direct contributions to the project, while simultaneously downplaying his personality and sexuality (which he was famously open about and which created much friction in his life).

So what did they get wrong, what did they get right, and did we like this one? Join us and find out!

Next Episode: The War Below (2021)

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