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English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.

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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. Written by Studio Canal

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking | See all certifications »
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In an interview with USA Today, Cumberbatch said of Turing's Royal Pardon, "The only person who should be pardoning anybody is him (Turing). Hopefully, the film will bring to the fore what an extraordinary human being he was and how appalling (his treatment by the government was). It's a really shameful, disgraceful part of our history." See more »

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Alan Turing: Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.
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Highly stylized, rewarding film for thoughtful viewers.
15 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A story told in four chapters and in three levels. Flashbacks of Alan Turing's life, dramatizations of his mathematical works, and the events of his final day of life.

If Turing was a fictional character, I doubt if anyone would believe or accept such a creation. But he was a real, flesh and blood, human being, which makes the film all the more incredible. Granted that some of the facts have been dramatized or "enhanced" for the screen, but the story is quite factual.

A man of many contrasts: A devoted family man who kept a gay lover. A mathematician and logician who saw his equations being "not enough". A patriotic man at home in the present who yearned for a return to Imperial England's past glory. A man who struggled to unite movement with action, and saw everything he strove for fall apart at the most critical moment.

The film is lovingly made, magnificently acted, painstakingly edited and the musical soundtrack by Rubin Frais will stay with you for days. The film's tight budget doesn't show at all.

Now available on DVD HD and BluRay, this film is a worthy addition to the collections of true cinemaphiles.


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