Enigma (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  7 June 2002 (USA)
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A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.



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During the heart of World War II, in March of 1943, cryptoanalysts at Britain's code-breaking center have discovered to their horror that Nazi U-boats have changed their Enigma Code. Authorities enlist the help of a brilliant young man named Tom Jericho to help them break the code again. The possibility of a spy within the British code-breakers' ranks looms and Tom's love, Claire, has disappeared. To solve the mysteries, Tom recruits Claire's best friend, Hester Wallace. In investigating Claire's personal life, the pair discovers personal and international betrayals. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

7 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enigma - Das Geheimnis  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£796,776 (UK) (28 September 2001)


$4,298,329 (USA) (22 November 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mick Jagger owned an original four-rotor Enigma encoding machine which he loaned to the film for historical accuracy in constructing props. See more »


Early in the movie someone uses the word "presently" to mean "at present" or "now". In the 1940s (and earlier) in England "presently" meant "soon, in a short time". See more »


Tom Jericho: Do you have any idea what you're talking about?
Skynner: Tom's been on sick leave for the last month, so I don't think he's fully...
Tom Jericho: Enigma is a very sophisticated enciphering machine, and Shark is its ultimate refinement. So... we're not talking about the Times crossword here.
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »


Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful)
Music composer unknown
Latin words by John Francis Wade (ca 1743)
English lyrics by Frederick Oakeley (1841)
Background music in one scene
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Good suspense war film
29 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie concerns upon an investigation team in the Bletchley Park mansion with the aim to decipher communication keys of German submarines during second world war.

In the squad there are a wise nut-head (Dougray Scott) , an ugly and outcast girl (Kate Winslet) and another rush and beautiful (Saffron Burrows), and yet a clever investigator (Jeremy Norton).

The movie mingles mystery , action , a love story , thriller and it's quite amusing.

The flick is paced to nick of time , as they ought to figure out the clues by means of the Enigma , a mechanical device before that an Allied fleet was found by German subs .

One of the motivations behind shooting this picture was the indignation of many British World War 2 veterans over the movie U-571 , in which the capture of the Enigma was shown to be done by American navy soldiers .

Michael Apted direction is nice , he creates enough suspense , we're very interested in the events , besides being based on real deeds.

Final feature film with a full music score composed by John Barry , his music is fascinating likeness to "Dancing with wolves" and a lot of hits during his long career thirty years ago .

It was such a thrilling movie that had a great success in box office.

The film will appeal to emotions enthusiasts and suspense fans.

Rating: 7/10 above average .

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