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Walking with the Enemy (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  13 October 2013 (USA)
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A young man, separated from his family in WWII, disguises himself as a Nazi SS Officer and uncovers more than just his family whereabouts.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elek Cohen
Regent Horthy
Hannah Schoen
Simon Kunz ...
Jozsef Greenberg
Miklos Schoen
Colonel Skorzeny
Miklos Horthy Jr
Carl Lutz
Rachel Schoen
President Szalasi
Capt. Kovarcz
Lt. Krieger
Ferenc Jacobson


A powerful new film inspired by a true story. This feature follows the heroic lives of a world leader and a young man swept up in the horrors of WWII. Both men are from Hungary--a country and German ally that had been spared the atrocities orchestrated by Hitler throughout much of Europe. As the war reaches its climax, Germany begins to doubt the loyalties of the Hungarian leadership-in particular Regent Horthy (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley). The Regent tries to navigate his country between the growing terror of Nazi Germany and the oppressive threat of communist Russia. He is ultimately faced with ceding power to another political party or accepting the execution of his son. As the crisis unfolds, thousands of his citizens are forced underground or put into ghettos. One of them is a young man named Elek Cohen (Jonas Armstrong) who is separated from his family and determined to find them. Aided by the woman he loves (Hannah Tointon), Elek disguises himself as a Nazi SS officer ... Written by Liberty Studios

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Rated PG-13 for war violence including crimes against humanity | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

13 October 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Glass House  »

Box Office

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$357,000 (USA) (25 April 2014)


$357,000 (USA) (25 April 2014)

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While scouting locations in Budapest, the Liberty Studios production team stopped in a café where the stars of BBC's Robin Hood, including Jonas Armstrong, were relaxing. Little did they know, a year later, they would cast Armstrong as the lead role in "Walking with the Enemy." See more »

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Loved this movie but it has some flaws
11 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie, loved the story, though the lead was great. I was pleased with the rest of the cast, they were all good, and Ben Kingsley, is always amazing.

I liked learning a bit more about the history of what happened in Hungary and Austria and their relationship with the Natzi's and Russians.

The story was captivating, exciting thought at points seemed to be a bit of a stretch, as if it were too embellished and had gone 'too Hollywood'.

This is a highly polished movie, and while that should not be a criticism, it is allegedly and indie film. Someone or group has highly funded this movie to push it through. It will be in theaters in a few months as it has been scooped up for distribution.

It's not your typical hollocaust, it has a very different story, but be prepared for the usual graphic depiction of the horrors of war.

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