Synopsis: 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 to help them break the code again. The possibility of a spy within the British code-breakers' ranks looms and Tom's love, Claire, has disappeared. To solve the mysteries, Tom recruits Claire's best friend, Hester Wallace. In investigating Claire's personal life, the pair discovers personal and international betrayals.
Director(s): Michael Apted
Production: Manhattan Pictures Internation
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

Well, all I have to measure it by|is how long it took last time|when Shark fiirst came in.

- And how long did it take?|- Ten months.

Well, this is a great day|for Adolf Hitler.

Ten months?

But you did break it?


- How?|- I'm afraid I can't tell you that.

I think it's time we--

I think it's time|I got back to London.

It's not just a million tons|of shipping. It's a million|tons of shipping every week!

It's our capability to supply Russia,|to support the army in North Africa...

to invade Europe|and drive the Germans out.

- It's the whole fucking war.|- Sir.

Satisfiied? Now, send the stupid bugger|back to where he came from.

Don't waste a match.

Back to Mayfair?


How many people knew|about the German weather code...

how important it was to us?

A dozen, maybe. Why?

Make me a little list?

What are you doing here,|Mr Wigram?

You think there's a spy|in Bletchley Park?

I'm Cave.|Naval Intelligence.

I'll be liaising with the admiralty.|They've given me an offiice in your hut.

I'm ultra-cleared.

- What does that mean?|- That means I know how you|broke Shark, in principle.

You used a captured copy|of the German Navy's weather code book.

Gave you a pretty good idea|of what their weather signals|were supposed to be saying.

Can I see it?

Midnight, two days ago,|the Germans changed to a new book.

- So we lost that crib.|- Well, why do you think|they did that just then?

Don't know.

And the other one?

Short signal code book.

The U-boats employ it for reporting|their position, course and speed.

Unfortunately, if you don't know where|the U-boat is or what it's doing...

the short signal code book|isn't much help as a crib.

Two men died|saving those little books...

from a sinking submarine.

Fasson and Grazier.

We caught the U-boat|on the surface in the eastern Med.

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Tom Stoppard

Sir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a British playwright and screenwriter, knighted in 1997. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He co-wrote the screenplays for Brazil, The Russia House, and Shakespeare in Love, and has received one Academy Award and four Tony Awards. Themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom pervade his work along with exploration of linguistics and philosophy. Stoppard has been a key playwright of the National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation. more…

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