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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 »
When the U-Boat sights the convoy at night, the crew on the bridge deck are wearing red goggles. The red goggles were actually worn inside the U-boat so the regular lights would not affect the bridge crew's night vision. The goggles were taken off once they got on the bridge deck. See more »
Jozef 'Puck' Pukowski:
Tell me, are we hoping for the U-Boats to find our convoy?
Of course not.
You c-c-can't mean that!
What? Sacrifice a convoy to get back into Shark? Of course I would. How many men has Stalin had to sacrifice so far? A million? Two million? It's called "the greater good."
Spoken like someone who isn't in the middle of the North Atlantic at this moment.
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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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