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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Thomas Jericho
... Hester Wallace
... Claire
... Wigram
... Puck (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
... Logie
... Leveret
... Cave
... Baxter
Ian Felce ... Proudfoot
Bohdan Poraj ... Pinker
... Kingcome
... De Brooke
Tom Fisher ... Upjohn
... Skynner
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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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7 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enigma - Das Geheimnis  »

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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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Trivia

When Hester Wallace decodes the long list of Polish names the camera zooms in on the name "Zygalski". Henryk Zygalski was a Polish mathematician who helped to break Enigma. See more »

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Some modern bulbs in close-ups of Enigma machines. See more »

Quotes

Tom Jericho: Seventeen signals, it's not enough yet.
Cave: Well, why the hell not?
Tom Jericho: When I'm done, we'll be looking for a needle in a haystack. But if we stop now, it'll be a hundred thousand haystacks.
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Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »

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Chorale Prelude No. 18, B W V 668, Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten Sein
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J S Bach)
Performed by Peter Hurford (organ)
Licensed courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
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History without histrionics
7 October 2001 | by 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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