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About the Movie
CODEBREAKER tells the remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most important people. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped turn the tide of the Second World War. Instead of receiving accolades, Turing faced terrible persecution. In 1952, the British Government forced him to undergo chemical castration as punishment for his homosexuality. In despair, Turing committed suicide. He was only 41 years old. Documentary elements seamlessly interconnect with drama scenes in CODEBREAKER to offer a three dimensional picture of Turing, his accomplishments, his tragic end, and his lasting legacy.
Great Story of a great man mistreated
The film tells the story of Turing's life using a combination of retrospctive interviews and dramatizations. The significant of all of his major scientific contributions is described in detail (he did much more than simply conceptualize the modern computer). The film also tells of his personal life, including his homosexuality, which the British government persecuted him for, essentially killing him. A life story that should have been the triumph of an imaginative hero turned to a sad tragedy by intolerance.