Next week the London Film Festival kicks off with a gala screening of The Imitation Game, and then on November 14th it gets its UK release. With that in mind Studiocanal has released a new UK trailer for the film, which you can watch below.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘THE IMITATION GAME is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.’
What that for some reason doesn’t mention is that he became a ‘victim’ because he was gay, when he was prosecuted due to his sexuality. That resulted in him being chemically castrated and shunned by the establishment, despite his war achievements. He eventually died on cyanide poisoning in what most believe to be suicide.