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Enigma (1983 film)

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Genre  Drama, Thriller
6.1/10 IMDb

Director  Jeannot Szwarc
Producer  Peter Shaw
Language  English
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Release date  1983
Based on  The Enigma by Michael Barak
Writer  Michael Barak (novel), John Briley
Music director  Douglas Gamley, Marc Wilkinson
Cast  Martin Sheen (Alex Holbeck), Brigitte Fossey (Karen Reinhardt), Sam Neill (Dimitri Vasilikov), Derek Jacobi (Kurt Limmer), Michael Lonsdale (Bodley), Frank Finlay (Canarsky)
Similar movies  GoldenEye, Salt, Bridge of Spies, For Your Eyes Only, The Living Daylights, From Russia With Love

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An ex-lover (Brigitte Fossey) aids a radio reporter (Martin Sheen), sent to East Germany by the CIA to steal a Soviet computer chip.


Enigma (1983 film) movie scenes

Enigma is a 1983 Anglo-American drama film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and starring Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey, and Kevin McNally. Based on Michael Baraks novel The Enigma, the film centers on a CIA agent that tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence in order to stop a murderous plot.

Enigma (1983 film) movie scenes

Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.


Enigma (1983 film) movie scenes

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 doesnt 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 dont 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 Alexs other old friends are taken and assaulted by the police in an attempt to gain information about Alexs whereabouts. As he gets more desperate, Alex enlists Karens 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, Limmers Assistant
  • David Baxt as Melton
  • Kevin McNally as Bruno, CIA
  • Michel Auclair as Doctor
  • References

    Enigma (1983 film) Wikipedia
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