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Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing in Enigma film

The Imitation Game - the tale of how British mathematician Alan Turing broke the German Enigma code in World War Two - opens in cinemas this week.

The film - which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley - has been on the festival circuit for more than two months and is seen as a strong contender in the forthcoming Oscars race.

Turing's codebreaking is seen as a major breakthrough that helped shorten the war and save countless lives.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

  • 13 Nov 2014
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