The Imitation Game
  • Directors(s)

    Morten Tyldum

  • Production Year

    2014

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    110m

  • Cast

    Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Steven Waddington, Tom Goodman-Hill, Alex Lawther, Jack Bannon, Tuppence Middleton, James Northcote, Charles Dance, Mark Strong

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Film

The Imitation Game

moderate sex references

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

  • Directors(s)

    Morten Tyldum

  • Production Year

    2014

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    110m

  • Cast

    Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Steven Waddington, Tom Goodman-Hill, Alex Lawther, Jack Bannon, Tuppence Middleton, James Northcote, Charles Dance, Mark Strong

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

THE IMITATION GAME is a period drama about the life of the pioneering mathematician and computer scientist, Alan Turing, as he works towards breaking the secret code of the Nazi Enigma machine.

Sex

A man tells a joke, suggesting oral sex, in which he refers to a woman putting something in her mouth while she's humming a tune. A man also says that he's being held in a police station before he's accused of 'entreating a man to touch my penis', with further undetailed references to his homosexuality. There are also comments about a man undergoing chemical castration through hormone treatment.

Other issues include mild bad language, with uses of 'sod', 'bleeding', 'bloody', 'Christ', 'hell', 'bastards' and 'arse'. There are also uses of discriminatory language, including 'poofter' and 'kyke'.

There are scenes of mild violence, including a man being punched and left with a bloody lip, and a man being slapped around the face. There is archive footage of war, including ships and planes being blown up, and burning cityscapes and rubble-strewn streets after the Blitz. A young boy is bullied at school, including being nailed in under some floorboards before he is rescued by a friend.

Several characters are seen to smoke, reflecting the wartime era.

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The Imitation GameCinema114m 27sStudio Canal15/09/2014
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The Imitation GamePhysical media + VOD/Streaming109m 30sStudio Canal02/12/2014
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The Imitation GameCinema2m 26sStudio Canal01/10/2014
The Imitation GameCinema1m 48sStudio Canal22/09/2014
  • Classified date

    02/12/2014

  • BBFC reference

    AVF318579

  • Language

    English