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F-0273

Title:

Enigma

Category:

S

Produced:

2001

Country:

UK / USA / Germany / Netherlands

Released:

Film: Jan 2001 (USA, Sundance Film Festival); Sep 2001 (UK)
DVD: Sep 2002; Sep 2003
VHS: Sep 2002
Soundtrack: Apr 2002 (CD)

Director:

Michael Apted

Writer:

Robert Harris (novel); Tom Stoppard (screenplay)

Actors:

Dougray Scott (Thomas Jericho); Kate Winslet (Hester Wallace); Saffron Burrows (Claire); Jeremy Northam (Wigram); Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Puck - as Nikolaj Coster Waldau); Tom Hollander (Logie); Donald Sumpter (Leveret); Matthew Macfadyen (Cave); Richard Leaf (Baxter); Ian Felce (Proudfoot); Bohdan Poraj (Pinker); Paul Rattray (Kingcome); Richard Katz (De Brooke); Tom Fisher (Upjohn); Robert Pugh (Skynner)

Description:

A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.

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 (played by Dougray Scott) to help them break the code again. The possibility of a spy within the British code-breakers' ranks looms and Tom's love, Claire (Saffron Burrows), has disappeared. To solve the mysteries, Tom recruits Claire's best friend, Hester Wallace (Kate Winslet). In investigating Claire's personal life, the pair discovers personal and international betrayals. (Anna)

During the Second World War, a team of genius is put together near to London to study means of breaking the German code used in the communication. Tom Jericho broke this code in the past and had a break-down. Now his passion Claire Romilly is missing and the British counter-espionage system believes she is a German spy. Tom becomes closer the Claire's best girl-friend Hester Wallace and together they try to resolve the mystery of the disappearance of Claire in an war environment surrounded by suspicion and stress. (Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

In this twisty thriller about Britain's secret code breakers during World War II, Tom Jericho (Dougray Scott, best known as the villain of Mission Impossible 2) devised the means to break the Nazi Enigma code, but a relationship gone awry sent the erratic genius into a breakdown. Now the Nazis have switched their codes, just as huge convoys of ships with crucial supplies are crossing the Atlantic--and squads of U-boats are hunting for them. With the help of his former lover's roommate (the ever-adorable Kate Winslet) and under the watchful eye of a suspicious intelligence officer (Jeremy Northam), Jericho struggles to figure out if there's a spy among the code breakers as they fight to crack the new Nazi ciphers. The plot gets extremely tricky but the excellent cast keeps you engaged. Written by the extremely tricky playwright-screenwriter Tom Stoppard (who cowrote Shakespeare in Love and Brazil). (Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com)

Language:

English, German

TT:

119 min

J.S. Bach's Music:

Chorale Prelude Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit (I), BWV 668
Peter Hurford (Organ)
From: Bach: The Organ Works - CD-12 (Decca / London) [R-12]
Licensed courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited

Andante (Mvt. 2) from Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Karl Münchinger / Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Aurèle Nicolet & Peter Reidemeisser (Flutes)
Licensed courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited

Format:

Film: Color (Technicolor), Dolby Digital
DVD: See below.
VHS:
Soundtrack: CD

Company:

Film: Broadway Video; Intermedia Films; Jagged Films; Manhattan Pictures International; Meespierson Film CV; Mulholland Pictures BV; Senator Film Produktion GmbH
DVD: Sony Pictures
VHS: Sony Pictures
Soundtrack: Decca

Comments:

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com [Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1] | Amazon.com [PAL, English, German , Region 2] | Amazon.com [Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1]
VHS: Amazon.com [Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC] | Amazon.com [Color, NTSC] | Amazon.com [PAL]
Soundtrack: Amazon.com [CD]

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Source/Links: IMDB | Enigma (Buena Vista Int.)
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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