The Weinstein Company has released six new clips from The Imitation Game online. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality made him a target of persecution. I saw the film at TIFF, quite enjoyed it, and am very eager to see it again. Also, if you don’t need to worry about these clips spoiling the best moments from the movie. They’re definitely good, but they won’t diminish your experience when you see the entire film.
Hit the jump to check out The Imitation Game clips. The film also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, and Matthew Beard. The Imitation Game opens in the U.K. on November 14th and in the U.S. on November 28st.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Imitation Game:
In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.