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Enigma (2001)

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

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Also Known As:

Enigma - Das Geheimnis  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£796,776 (United Kingdom), 30 September 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$156,587, 21 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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

The railway station used in the film is Loughborough Central on the Great Central Railway, which is about two miles from Garats Hay (Old Woodhouse) which is one of the Y stations mentioned in the film. See more »

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When Wigram and Leveret are standing outside the train after Pukowski has jumped off, a British Railways crest is visible on the side of a railway carriage. British Railways did not exist until 1948. See more »

Quotes

Jozef 'Puck' Pukowski: Tell me, are we hoping for the U-Boats to find our convoy?
Pinker: Of course not.
Baxter: I am.
[receives stares]
Pinker: You c-c-can't mean that!
Baxter: 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."
Cave: Spoken like someone who isn't in the middle of the North Atlantic at this moment.
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References I See a Dark Stranger (1946) 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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Falsified history.
28 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Once again, the history of cracking the Enigma's code is falsified. Not so long ago we had "U-591" and now there's this movie. Let's then make this thing clear once and for all: the people responsible for cracking the Enigma's code were the group of Polish mathematicians, among them M. Rejewski, J. Rozycki and H. Zygalski. They made a replica of Enigma in 1933 and in August, 1939, Poland presented France and Great Britain with cracked Enigma specimens, which helped the allies to know the orders and plans of Third Reich. Too bad that the nations who had received such an important gift forgot about it so easily.


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