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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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spy | suspicion | u boat | nazi | code breaking | See more »

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10,000,000,000,000,000+ combinations - 24 hours to get it right See more »


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Rated R for a sex scene and language | See all certifications »

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28 September 2001 (UK)  »

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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Trivia

When he's tapping on the desk with a pencil, Tom is spelling out "Claire" in Morse code. See more »

Goofs

The car chase scene in this film clearly shows telephone poles along the road with a modern insulated cable. In the 1940s, individual copper wires on insulators would have been used. See more »

Quotes

Tom Jericho: Seventeen signals, it's not enough yet.
Cave: Well, why the hell not?
Tom Jericho: When I'm done, we'll be looking for a needle in a haystack. But if we stop now, it'll be a hundred thousand haystacks.
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References The Spy in Black (1939) See more »

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One O'Clock Jump
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Written by Count Basie
Published by EMI United Partnership Limited
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Universal-MCA Music (UK) Limited
Licensed by kind permission from The Film & TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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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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