The Red Machine

The Red Machine

1 t 24 m
Eventyr / Krim / Drama
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Sjanger: Eventyr / Krim / Drama
Språk: Engelsk
Produksjonsår: 2009

In Washington DC, 1935, World War II is already looming on the horizon. An increasingly militaristic Japan has begun to use a new machine to encrypt top-secret military and diplomatic messages, and United States cryptanalysts are stumped by the device, which they code-name the Red Machine. Their only chance to break the new ciphers is to have someone get close to one of these devices, analyze how it works, then leave without the Japanese military ever suspecting that the machine has been compromised in any way. To do the job, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) shanghais a brash yet charming professional thief named Eddie Doyle and orders him to break into the Washington DC apartment of Ichiro Shimada, the Japanese Naval attaché, who has one of the machines. The ONI forces Doyle to work with Lt. F. Ellis Coburn, an icy, mysterious Navy spy who seems utterly devoid of any human emotion. Coburn has spent the last seven years in self-imposed exile, doing menial work in remote, isolate