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Enigma (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  28 September 2001 (UK)
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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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Also Known As:

Enigma - Das Geheimnis  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$156,587 (USA) (19 April 2002)

Gross:

$4,298,329 (USA) (22 November 2002)
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The scarf that Tom wears throughout the film is a King's College Cambridge scarf, which is the college Tom is a fellow of in the book. See more »

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The program for the Brahms concert that Wigram finds in Jericho's coat is dated Friday, April 25, 1943. In 1943, April 25 fell on a Sunday. See more »

Quotes

Wigram: Were you surprised when you heard that Admiral Donitz had changed the weather code?
Tom Jericho: Well, the Germans were always nervous about Enigma. That was the reason Shark came on in the first place...
Wigram: But the Germans believe Enigma's supposed to be infallible, because it would take people a thousand years to figure out the settings for one day, and they are changed every day. But we don't use people for that, do we, Mr. Jericho?
Tom Jericho: No.
Wigram: No. And that is the secret inside the secret: your thinking machines. ...
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References Notorious (1946) See more »

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You'll Never Know
(1943)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
© Bregman Vocco and Conn Inc.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
Performed by Anne Shelton
Licensed courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
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Falsification of history
13 January 2009 | by (Warsaw, Poland) – See all my reviews

This movie is huge falsification of history. First of all - Polish mathematicians and cryptologists decrypted Enigma several years before WWII. Decrypting machines were already built. You may read about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptanalysis_of_the_Enigma But Polish contribution to the story in this movie is mentioned in this movie in one single phrase. But there is even worse point. The only bad character of the movie is a Pole! Author of this stupid scenario invented Polish guy who would be able to betray allies and become a German spy. What an absurd ! This 'author' probably knows nothing about polish attitude to Nazis during WWII. Poland during WWII had two occupants and two enemies - Nazi Germany and Soviet Union. But no one would join one enemy against the other. It was impossible. But not for makers of this movie. If Pukowski were a real man, after revealing the truth about Katyn, he would probably commit suicide.


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