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Enigma (2001)

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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A thousand million, billion+ possibilities - 24 hours to get it right, and when you eventually do, it gets changed again... See more »


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

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7 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enigma - Das Geheimnis  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,163,293 (Europe) (28 September 2001)

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$4,298,329 (USA) (24 November 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Bletchley Park mansion in this film is not *the* actual Bletchley Park mansion, but another property. According to the tour guides at the real thing, the real Bletchley Park did not look enough like Bletchley Park to the production company to have been used in the film. 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

Tom Jericho: That makes me feel really stupid.
Hester Wallace: You're not the one with the Kestrel intercepts stuffed down your knickers.
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Andante from Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, B W V 1049
(1721)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J S Bach)
Performed by Aurèle Nicolet & Peter Reidemeisser (flutes)
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester (as Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra) / Karl Münchinger
Licensed courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
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History without histrionics
7 October 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a rare pleasure of a film - one that is prepared to treat its viewers intelligently and tell a war-time story without explosives and histrionics and without falsifying history to glorify the Americans. It is based on the best-selling novel by Robert Harris whose previous work `Fatherland' suffered so badly when translated to the screen. Here he has a decent screenplay from Tom Stoppard, assured direction from Michael Apsted, and three fine performances by British actors.

Dougray Scott, in a very different role from his `Mission Impossible 2' outing, has lost weight to portray brilliant, but tortured, code-breaker Tom Jericho at Britain's war-time Bletchley Park; Kate Winslet put on weight (she was pregnant at the time) for a performance far removed from `Titantic' as the frumpy, but clever, Hester; and Jeremy Northam is excellent as the sardonic secret service agent Wigram who knows far more than he is prepared to reveal.


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