Release date1983 Based onThe Enigma by Michael Barak WriterMichael Barak (novel), John Briley Music directorDouglas Gamley, Marc Wilkinson CastMartin Sheen (Alex Holbeck), Brigitte Fossey (Karen Reinhardt), Sam Neill (Dimitri Vasilikov), Derek Jacobi (Kurt Limmer), Michael Lonsdale (Bodley), Frank Finlay (Canarsky) Similar moviesGoldenEye, Salt, Bridge of Spies, For Your Eyes Only, The Living Daylights, From Russia With Love
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 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.
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.
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.