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Enigma (Film) Script

Enigma (Film) Script

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ENIGMA
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL APTEDWRITTEN BY TOM STOPPARD, BASED ON THE 1995 NOVEL BY ROBERT HARRIS
Scene 1. North Atlantic OceanVOICEAkelei. Akelei.Scene 2. TrainTOMClaire?(Flashback)A WOMANMove up.CLAIREThank you. Roast mules go topsy-turvy. Ten letters ending in 't'. I'm hopeless at this.YOUNG WOMANMe, too.TOMSomersault.(Back to present)AN OFFICERBletchley.Scene 3. Train StationAN OFFICERIt's a walk.TOMI know. I've been here before.Scene 4. Outside Bletchley ParkBUS DRIVERThis bus is for Yardley and Grafton Regis!Scene 5. BletchleyOPERATORHello? Yes, I'll try that extension for you. Please hold the line. I'm just putting you through. Yes, you'rethrough.AN OFFICERMr. Skynner?SKYNNERCome in.
 
 AN OFFICER(To Tom) It's been a pleasure, sir.Scene 6. Skynner's OfficeSKYNNERI never wanted you back. Logie says he needs you. Well- he's got you. Conference in half an hour.And keep your mouth shut. You're only there for show.Scene 7. Bletchley's yardLOGIEOh dear, oh dear, oh dear. You do look bloody terrible. We missed you, Tom.TOMI know why you want me back, Guy. You've lost the crown jewels, haven't you? You've lost Shark.LOGIEWe got a call from one of the intercept stations in Scarborough. They started picking up a single wordbroadcast on the hour, every hour, coming out of U-boat headquarters in Sainte-Assise.TOMIn Morse?LOGIENo, it was a human voice. 'Akelei'.TOMMeaning what?LOGIEIt's a flower.TOMI know it's a bloody flower, Guy. Aquilegia. Columbine. But what did it mean?LOGIEIt meant: 'Change the weather code'. The Germans switched their U-boats to a new code book. We'reblacked out again.TOMIs that why the Yanks are here?LOGIESkynner's in a panic. They want to take over his empire. Here comes our team.TROWBRIDGEYou! You!AN OFFICERHello.TROWBRIDGEYou in the Royal Navy?AN OFFICEROh, I'm sorry. Only for a day or two on a ship.TROWBRIDGE
 
What was your ship?AN OFFICERLook. I can't be expected to remember every little thing. Sorry.SKYNNERWelcome to Bletchley Park, sir.Scene 8. BletchleyCAVEThree convoys left New York in the past week and are presently at sea. Convoy SC 122: fiftymerchant ships carrying fuel oil, tanks, iron ore, bauxite, also meat, sugar and wheat. Convoy HX 229departed New York on Monday, forty merchant vessels carrying explosives, manganese, timber,powdered milk. Convoy 229-A left New York on Tuesday carrying steel, timber, powdered milk.TROWBRIDGEI don't want a shopping list. What's the total?CAVE141 merchant ships, gross tonnage just under a million tons plus cargo of another million.HAMMERBECKAnd where are the U-boats?VILLIERSA submarine tracking rumor had three U-boat packs operational in the North Atlantic as of 00 hundredThursday here, here and here.HAMMERBECKMidnight Wednesday? So where are the U-boats now?VILLIERSI'm afraid I have no idea. I thought that was why we were here. Our intelligence has been shut off.HAMMERBECKYou're telling us that the largest assembly of merchant shipping we've ever sent across the NorthAtlantic is now steaming towards the largest concentration of U-boats the Germans have ever put inthe North Atlantic and you don't know where the hell the goddamn U-boats are?SKYNNERGentlemen, if I may-TROWBRIDGEShut up. What are our convoys making?CAVESomething over 220 miles a day.TROWBRIDGEI'd say we have four days, maximum, before the convoys come in operational range of where you lasthad the enemy. So, Leonard, this blackout, will it be over in four days?SKYNNERUh, it's possible.TROWBRIDGEWell, all things are possible, but is it likely? Is it likely that you can break this code, this- what'd youcall this- this Shark, before our convoys come in range of the U-boats?

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