A film by Morten Tyldum
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
Alan Turing, (Benedict Cumberbatch) one of Britain’s most extraordinary heroes, whose efforts and accomplishments remained unknown for far too long. You will know why in a second. And it is a movie about secrets. the importance how to keep them and the damage that when uncovered by others. It is a team of mathematicians who went to work for MI6 to decode German messages that was intercepted during WWII.
The casting is so perfect it is not even funny. Turing was a brilliant mathematician and cryptanalyst who worked at Bletchley Park, the top-secret Government Code and Cypher School during World War II, where he created a machine that succeeded in breaking Germany’s unbreakable Enigma machine. Benedict played like Turing as an arrogant mathematician but not in a mean way. His co-worker took a little time to warm up to him. Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley) came to be a help to Turing, she got in a male dominated world but that didn’t stop her to do her job and well at that. She became his best friend abd help him out with his social skills, so he won’t be an an isolated individual. You see geniuses has a tendency to have no social skills well very little and they are isolated or have a few friend. Well I know few of my friends are geniuses and they are like that. The majority of the film is center on Turing making the machine to break the code and his coworkers. The score of the film is marvelous and the film turns to be the best thriller of the year of me anyway with a brilliant performance by Benedict Cumberbatch.