The title The Imitation Game might well allude to the fact that on paper the period drama in question is the very imitation of a movie on Oscar prowl.
It centers on Alan Turing who cracked the supposed-to-be-uncrackable German enigma code during WW II, was a closeted homosexual and probably suffered from Asperger's syndrome (a form of autism).
He is played by the incredibly talented and incredibly British Benedict Cumberbatch.
It doesn't get more Oscar bait-y than that!
Additionally the movie has cast for which the word classy was invented: Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Keira Knightey and Matthew Good all have meaty supporting roles.
Director Morten Tyldum comes fresh from the chilling Norwegian thriller Head Hunters, a fantastic movie which pointed towards a great, bright future for the filmmaker.
Here's hoping The Imitation Game is exactly that!