Actors: Benedict Cumberbacht, born July 19, 1976 in London, British. Keira Knightley, born March 26, 1985 in London, British (her bio may be found on september 21 and 22 ,2014 on site). Matthew Goode, born April 3, 1978 in Exeter, British. Mark Strong, born August 5, 1963, British. Charles Dance, born 10 October 1946 in Redditch, British.
Acteurs: Benedict Cumberbacht, né le 19 juillet 1976 à Londres, britannique. Keira Knightley, née le 26 mars 1985 à Londres, britannique (sa bio se trouve en date du 21 et 22 septembre 2014 sur le site). Matthew Goode, né le 3 avril 1978 à Exeter, britannique. Mark Strong, né le 5 août 1963, britannique. Charles Dance, né le 10 octobre 1946 à Redditch, britannique.
In 1939, during the second world war, Alan Tuning (Benedict Cumberbacht), young talented mathematician joins a cryptography team in Bletchley Park, central site of decryption of the United Kingdom. The team was under the command of Alastair Denniston (Charles Dance). This team will decrypt the electromechanical Enigma machine, used for the encryption and decryption of information transmitted by the Germans.
This allowed to shorten the war as two to four years and save thousands lives. Despite this, Alan Tuning was persecuted for his homosexuality by the British authorities, he was prosecuted for homosexual acts and accepted treatement, a chemical castration as an alternative at prison. He ended his days in 1954, 1 year after the beginning of his treatment. He was pardoned by Queen Elisabeth II posthumously in 2013.