The Imitation Game

Written by Graham Moore (based on Andrew Hodges’ book Alan Turing: The Enigma)


Keywords: World War, science, sexual orientation

For: Adults

Trigger warnings: physical violence, homophobia, suicide, parasuicidal (e.g. self-harm, mention of suicide)


During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.


Review :

This review contains spoilers.

This historic and biographic movie shows us a fascinating, but unknown, part of the Second World War. Through the war, we discover the hardships Alan’s hardships connected to his homosexuality. The movie portrays the difficult but realistic dangers a homosexual person could face during this period and the consequences of the treatments they had to suffer through if they got caught. The memo at the end of the movie, remembering the horrors done to the LGBTQ+ community throughout history, brings Turing’s story to a whole other level.