Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley sparkle in this tremendous telling of the story of Alan Turing, the cryptology and computer-science pioneer whose work broke Germany’s Enigma code during World War II but who later was hounded into suicide by the English government because he was gay.

As I say in my video review, this is easily one of the year’s best films, and I’m particularly impressed by the work of Cumberbatch and Knightley. The film also stars Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear and Matthew Goode.

Morten Tyldum directs, in his first English-language film, from a script by Graham Moore, based on Alan Hodges’ biography of Turing. Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman are producers. The Weinstein Company is handling U.S. distribution.

After a long string of almost weekly film festival screenings – including Toronto, Telluride and London – the film finally debuts in theaters Friday.

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