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Enigma (1982 film)

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Directed by  Jeannot Szwarc
Initial release  15 October 1982
Box office  893,967 USD
6.1/10 IMDb

2.7/5 AlloCine

Written by  John Briley
Director  Jeannot Szwarc
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Produced by  Ben Arbeid André Pergament Peter Shaw
Based on  Enigma Sacrifice by Michael Barak
Starring  Martin Sheen Sam Neill Brigitte Fossey
Music by  Douglas Gamley Marc Wilkinson
Music director  Marc Wilkinson, Douglas Gamley
Producers  André Pergament, Peter Shaw
Cast  Brigitte Fossey, Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Derek Jacobi, Michael Lonsdale
Similar  Movies about the CIA, Movies about espionage, Other similar movies

The turing enigma

Enigma is a 1982 Anglo-American drama film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and starring Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey, and Kevin McNally. Based on Michael Barak's novel Enigma Sacrifice, the film centers on a CIA agent that tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence in order to stop a murderous plot.


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Alex Holbeck (Martin Sheen) is recruited as a CIA agent. He is sent to East Berlin on a mission to steal an Enigma code scrambler. This is part of an attempt to stop the Russian assassination of five Soviet dissidents which is planned for Christmas Day. What Alex doesn't know is that the CIA already has a code scrambler. By stealing the scrambler in Berlin, they are trying to convince the Russians that they don't have it.

On arrival in Berlin, Alex finds that the KGB knows he is there. Alex must use numerous disguises and escape from a number of capture attempts. He seeks shelter with his former lover, Karen (Brigitte Fossey) before moving on as this is too dangerous for her. Karen and a number of Alex's other old friends are arrested and tortured by the police in an attempt to gain information about Alex's whereabouts. As he gets more desperate, Alex enlists Karen's help again: she seduces Dimitri Vasilikov (Sam Neill), the KGB man in charge of the hunt for Alex, in order to obtain information. In the end Dimitri catches Alex and Karen and finds the scrambler hidden in an exhibition artifact. As he is in love with Karen, he lets them go, however, keeping the scrambler which was in fact not needed. On Christmas Day the assassination attempt is successfully thwarted.


  • Martin Sheen as Alex Holbeck
  • Brigitte Fossey as Karen Reinhardt
  • Sam Neill as Dimitri Vasilikov
  • Derek Jacobi as Kurt Limmer, East German
  • Michael Lonsdale as Bodley
  • Frank Finlay as Canarsky
  • Warren Clarke as Konstantin
  • Michael Williams as Hirsch, Limmer's Assistant
  • David Baxt as Melton
  • Kevin McNally as Bruno, CIA
  • Michel Auclair as Doctor
  • Liliane Rovère
  • Feodor Atkine as Diplomat
  • References

    Enigma (1982 film) Wikipedia

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