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Enemies: A Love Story (1989)

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A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.

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Yadwiga (as Margaret Sophie Stein)
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Masha's Mother
Rita Karin ...
Mrs. Schreier
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Pesheles
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Yasha Kobik
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Leon Tortshiner
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Reb Nissen Yaroslaver
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Sheva Haddas
Arthur Grosser ...
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Yom Kippur Cantor
Nathaniel Katzman ...
Wedding Cantor
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Set in 1949 New York, a Holocaust survivor who makes a living as a ghostwriter for a Jewish rabbi, finds himself involved with three women - his current wife, a passionate affair with a married woman, and his long-vanished wife whom he thought was killed during the war and suddenly reappears. The film concentrates on the views of the Jewish survivors, who no longer abide by religious morales and question a God who could let the Holocaust occur. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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13 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enemigos - Una historia de amor  »

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$7,754,571 (USA)
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Anjelica Huston and Lena Olin were both nominated to Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress. In the end, the Oscar went to Brenda Fricker for "My Left Foot". Paul Mazursky and Roger L. Simon were also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. The Oscar went to Alfred Uhry for "Driving Miss Daisy". See more »

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Herman: The last two men on Earth, they would kill each other.
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Featured in Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) See more »

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Love Is Here To Stay
Composed by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Billie Holiday
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Claustrophobic
2 January 1999 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

a hellish tale about a modern jobe from Bashevis Zinger's Novel. Herman Broder(Ron Silver), a holocaust surviver, lives in the 1940's New York with the polish peasant that hid hom during the war, has an affair with Mash (Lena Olin) , a half crazed camps survivor and has to deal with his first wife, supposedly dead, Tamara (Anjeliqua Huston). All of this is brought in a suffocated, sarcastic, sweaty manner, that you feel his suffering. An excellent performance by all of the above in a movie in a very impressive film


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