When the double murder in Linköping, Sweden, back in 2004 finally was solved after 16 years, it was a genealogist who made the breakthrough. For the first time in Europe, a murder could be solved through genealogical research.
The Breakthrough is a fictional story about the unexpected hero, an unlikely collaboration, and the hunt for a killer. But it is also a story about how an unsolved crime affects a society and what happens to people who are left without answers to both “Who?” and Why?”
Based on the book The Breakthrough: How the genealogist solved the double murder in Linköping by Anna Bodin and Peter Sjölund.
Writer: Oskar Söderlund
Directed by: Lisa Siwe
Producer: Lejla Besic