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THE IMITATION GAME

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THE IMITATION GAME

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 109m 30s

Ratings Info 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.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 01/12/2014

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)
02/12/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
109m 30s
BBFC reference
AVF318579
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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THE IMITATION GAME

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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