CODEBREAKER tells the story of one of the most important people of the 20th century. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped save two million lives. This award-winning drama documentary explores the highs and lows of Turing’s life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954.
This film uses emotional and engaging reconstructions to bring Turing’s story to life in intricate detail and high color. In the last 18 months of his short life, Turing visited a psychiatrist, Dr. Franz Greenbaum, who tried to help him. Each therapy session in the film is based on real events. The conversations between Turing and Greenbaum explore the pivotal moments in his controversial life and examine the pressures that may have contributed to his suicide.
CODEBREAKER includes the testimony of people who knew and remember Turing. Plus, this film features interviews with contemporary experts from the world of technology including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. These documentary elements seamlessly interconnect with the drama scenes to offer a three-dimensional picture of Turing, his accomplishments, and his tragic end.