In World War II, Turing cracked the codes that the Germans were sending through their "unbreakable" system Enigma.
However, he was never thanked properly for everything he had offered his country, and his works were kept secret for half a century.
A few years after the war ended, the police arrested Turing for "indecency" because of his sexuality. The government forced him to undergo a hormonal treatment that lead him to commit suicide.
Geniuses are often misunderstood, and "sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of, who do the things no one can imagine".
Indeed, it is believed that Turing's works have saved 14 millions people and helped in ending the war 2 years sooner.
A heartbreaking biography with an expert cast (Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Allen Leech, Matthew Goode, Matthew Beard), The Imitation Game is a beautiful homage to the man behind the Allies' victory. It finally pays tribute to a war hero who fought with his brains instead of a gun.
Benedict Cumberbatch gives a performance beyond compare and brings Alan Turing back to life. He's to be applauded for playing the most complex role of the year so incredibly.