Late in World War II, the Brits still want their hands on a German Enigma, the typewriter-like machine that constructs and sends coded messages. Parachuting behind enemy lines - with two days to find the factory where Enigmas are made, grab one, and get out - are an unlikely quartet: a queen, a pencil pusher, a bookworm, and an almost secret agent. Plus they are all dressed as women, with only a crash course from the queen. They reach their destination, rendezvous with their German contact, a lovely librarian, and start their search. They seemed doomed to fail; is this a fool's errand?
A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war.
At first glance, this looks like a light hearted farce in the vein of "The Night We Dropped A Clanger." But underneath this (surprisingly, based on true events) movie is a more complex creature which talks about love (the great love story here is not O'Rourke and Romy but Parker and Franz), sexuality, the ordinary lives of German's during the war, courage, hope and humor. Izzard is terrific, and LeBlanc plays it well, while managing not to remind you of his 10 seasons as Joey on Friends. All of the cast members are given moments to expand beyond what initially look like 2-d caricatures, and the result is a clever and underrated movie. (WWII and cryptology history buffs may raise an eyebrow at the premise, but all is explained.)
After all the bashing it received elsewhere, I'd like to join the majority here saying this is a vastly underrated flick. It's a WW-II-comedy in "Some-like-it-hot-"drag, tinted by a touch of tragedy.
Though LeBlanc is not that convincing, the self-finding of the young decoder and the love story of Eddie Izzard are deeply emotional and worthwhile throughout. Beautiful Krebitz' character is one of the witty girls often found in war-times Germany, though her banter is toned down in speed to let even Austrians understand the meaning of her lines.
Great cast, good story with only minor plot holes (yes, you should watch it till it's over) and some really funny gags. Good blend of war drama and comedy. A perfectly good idea for a comedy, but it just plain doesn't work. It's dead in the water. I can imagine it working well in a different time, with a different cast, in black and white instead of color--but I can't imagine it working like this. a5c7b9f00b
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