Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) was famous for leading a motley group, including a woman, of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, at Bletchley. He was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game portrays a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. In addition, he was gay! During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered his home to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality. Little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing.