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USA: Manhattan Pictures
UK: Buena Vista International
Cast: Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Saffron Burrows, Jeremy Northam, Tom Hollander, Martin Glyn Murray, Matthew MacFadyen, Robert Pugh, Corin Redgrave, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lee Montague, Nicholas Rowe, Mick Jagger
Director: Michael Apted
Countries: Germany / UK / USA
Languages: English / German
USA: 117 mins
UK: 118 mins
USA Rated: R for a sex scene and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
USA Release Date: 19 April 2002 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 28 September 2001
Based in Britain during World War II, ENIGMA tells two stories in one. The first follows British codebreaker Tom Jericho's (Dougray Scott) mission to hunt down his missing lover Claire Romilly (Saffron Burrows) with the help of her close friend. Hester Wallace (Kate Winslett). The second is about Tom's team of codebreakers who must try and crack the Nazis' complex Enigma code before an Allied convoy is destroyed by U-boats in the North Atlantic.
During World War II the codebreakers were based at Bletchley Park, England and the German armed forces top secret codes were broken there, providing the allies with vital infomation towards their war effort.
The screenplay is adapted from Robert Harris' thriller by Tom Stoppard. ENGIMA is directed by Michael Apted and produced by Mick Jagger and Lorne Michaels.