Dougray Scott plays Tom Jericho, brilliant but psychologically fragile code-breaker. He wasinstrumental in cracking the German Enigma code, and is needed again, since the code haschanged. He is still trying to put himself back together after a wrenching relationship with theglamorous Saffron Burrows, who has disappeared. As he works on Enigma, Scott also getsinvolved with Kate Winslet. The two of them try to solve the mystery of Burrows’ disappearance.The intelligent script…is by playwright/screenwriter extraordinaire Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantzand Guildenstern are Dead, Shakespeare in Love), and director Michael Apted makes up forEnough. A smart, gripping, suspenseful film.
By and large, this is a fairly low-key film, and the soundtrack reflects this. The backgroundeffects, when present, are nicely done (they turn up primarily in crowd scenes). Frequently thereis not much call for environmental effects, however. The music comes across marvellously, andthere is no distortion on the dialogue.
The format is 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen. The movie contains many flashbacks, and thecontrast between the past and present looks of the film is well preserved in the transfer. Thatsaid, the picture is a bit soft. The colour contrasts could be stronger, there is some edgeenhancement visible, and a bit of grain here and there.
Nothing beyond trailers for Enigma, XXX and Enough.
The extremely basic nature of the DVD itself is disappointing: this is a film that deservedbetter. On the other hand, the film itself is more that capable of standing on its own.
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