Based on the real life story of legendary code-breaker Alan Turing, this portrays the nail-biting race against time by his brilliant top-secret team to break the Enigma Code, during the darkest days of World War II. A truly original mathematician, Turing was crucial to Britain’s war efforts and later helped to develop the first computers, but died in disgrace after being prosecuted for his homosexuality. Strong, stirring, triumphant and tragic, Cumberbatch is in his element playing the prickly genius in this rousing tribute to those who think differently from the rest.
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