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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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Malgorzata Zajaczkowska ...
Yadwiga (as Margaret Sophie Stein)
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Rabbi Lembeck
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Masha's Mother
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Mrs. Schreier
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Yasha Kobik
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Leon Tortshiner
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Sheva Haddas
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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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Tamara: The truth is, I have no claim on him. He probably always loved you. I'm, I'm sure he slept with you before me.
Yadwiga: Oh, no! I was an innocent girl! I came to him a virgin.
Tamara: Oh, congratulations. Men love virgins. If every man had his way, every woman would lie down a prostitute and get up a virgin.
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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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