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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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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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Also Known As:

Enigma - Das Geheimnis  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£796,776 (UK) (28 September 2001)

Gross:

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

Kate Winslet was pregnant with her daughter during the filming of this movie, so the schedule was arranged around that, and at the end of the movie when her character is pregnant, she didn't need a prosthetic. See more »

Goofs

Rape, though its bright yellow color makes for an attractive shot, was not planted in great quantities in England until the late 1970s. See more »

Quotes

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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References Notorious (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Bottom
(1926)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Bud Desylva Harms Inc
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited, Redwood Music Limited, Stephen Ballentine Publishing Company,
Henderson Music
Performed by Howard Lannin & His Orchestra
Licensed by kind permission of BMG Entertainment International (UK & Ireland) Limited
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10 October 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

And this Movie is definitely worth seeing. It's so nice to go to these cinema factories and be treated with a good film, rather than the tripe which always comes out of Hollywood.

Enigma is a quirky, happy go lucky film about codebreakers during the war, with a bit of espionage and a bit of romance, in just the right proportions. Go and see it, it is not too taxing on the brain really as someone else here said, it is certainly not mind numbingly boring Hollywood fodder.


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