ENIGMA | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 101m 26s

Ratings Info strong threat

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Jeannot Szwarc

Cast includes Martin Sheen, Brigitte Fossey, Sam Neill, Derek Jacobi, Michael Lonsdale, Frank Finlay

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 30/03/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ENIGMA is an espionage thriller, from 1982, in which a radio host is recruited by the CIA to foil an assassination plot.

Threat and horror

A prisoner is stripped naked by her captors, and interrogated. Other prisoners are briefly seen to be tortured. A man is bundled into an industrial washing machine and, it is implied, killed.

Other issues include moderate violence, bloody images and sex references. There is use of mild bad language.


Screenbound Pictures Ltd
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101m 26s
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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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