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Enigma (1982)

A CIA agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writers:

Michael Barak (novel), John Briley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Alex Holbeck
Brigitte Fossey ... Karen Reinhardt
Sam Neill ... Dimitri Vasilikov
Derek Jacobi ... Kurt Limmer, East German
Michael Lonsdale ... Bodley
Frank Finlay ... Canarsky
Warren Clarke ... Konstantin
Michael Williams ... Hirsch, Limmer's Assistant
David Baxt ... Melton
Kevin McNally ... Bruno, CIA
Michel Auclair ... Doctor
Alan Adair Alan Adair
Féodor Atkine
Patrick Bauchau
Georges Beauvilliers Georges Beauvilliers
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Storyline

The CIA discovers a Russian plot to assassinate five defectives on the Christmas Day, but they do not know who they are. The defective Alex Holbeck is recruited in Paris by CIA and sent to East Berlin to steal the scrambler of the Enigma, the machine used by the soviet intelligence for communication. On the arrival, Holbeck discovers that the KGB and the East Germany government know that he has arrived and his contacts are arrested. Holbeck meets his former lover, the lawyer Karen Reinhardt, and she gives a safe house to him. The Russian agent Dimitri Vasilikov and the East German agent Kurt Limmer try to find Holbeck's whereabout using different methods, while Karen seduces Dimitri to get the information about the location of the soldiers that Holbeck needs. However Holbeck does not know that the CIA has the scrambler and he is only a bait to convince the Russians that they do not have it. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den varme spion See more »

Filming Locations:

Lille, Nord, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Michael Lonsdale is dubbed by Marc Smith. Lonsdale appeared in this spy film which was released just a few years after Lonsdale played the villain Drax in the James Bond spy movie Moonraker (1979). See more »

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A dry, tedious and utterly confusing waste of celluloid
29 November 2008 | by red_phenixSee all my reviews

After receiving a DVD of this with a Sunday newspaper, I hoped that it was not the usual duff films that are given away because no one would ever buy them. I was wrong. Sheens acting is on par with that of a ten year old in a school pantomime production and the same goes for the majority of the cast. Neill is satisfactory, but plays a Russian and isn't helped by his hybrid Northern Irish/New Zealand accent, and nor are the rest of the KGB characters, all of whom sound like they're in a Cambridge Footlights reunion. In fact, the only people with genuine accents are extras who supply an odd word here and there, helpfully letting us know at least where the hell everything is going on in what is otherwise a complete mash. The "espionage" factor is unimpressive for the most part and primarily consists of Sheen faffing about in various ridiculous disguises whilst trying to blend into the background, quickly becoming not only boring but laughable. The plot has potential but is completely murdered by the rest of the confusing production elements. This could have been so much better.


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