Director Michael Apted likes stories that dig into the intricacies of communication. He explored the man/animal connection in 1988’s “Gorillas in the Mist” and took on the delicate nature of human contact on the Jodie Foster-starring “Nell”.
Apted’s latest endeavor, the Sundance 2001-premiere “Enigma,” looks at a puzzle of a different sort. Based in 1943 England, Tom Jericho (Dougray Scott), a brilliant code cracker, must break through a Nazi directive while the possibility of a spy looms large…and his girlfriend has also just gone missing.
“Enigma” features performances from Scott as well as Saffron Burrows, Kate Winslet, and Jeremy Northam. After the Sundance screening, look for the film to hit theaters around [ Spring of 2001 ] in the UK, and a TBA date in the States — it all depends on who picks up “Enigma” in Park City. For the latest news, a synopsis, and cast profiles, visit the [ official “Enigma” site. ]