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THE IMITATION GAME

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THE IMITATION GAME

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 114m 27s

Release date 14/11/2014

BBFCInsight moderate sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Morten Tyldum

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

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 04/11/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

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.

Details

Title
THE IMITATION GAME
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
15/09/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
114m 27s
Approved footage
10300+8
BBFC reference
AFF318579
Registration number
CFJ33480

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