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My Best Enemy (2011)
"Mein bester Feind" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama, War  |  11 January 2013 (USA)
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A dark WWII comedy about two friends, stolen artwork and an unfortunate case of mistaken identities, as a Jewish man switches places with his Nazi best friend in order to survive

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Karel Brinek
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Moritz Haiden
Mirko Roggenbock ...
SS Untersturmführer Gruber
Christoph Luser ...
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Claudio Caramaschi ...
Adriano Bellotini
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A dark WWII comedy about two friends, stolen artwork and an unfortunate case of mistaken identities, as a Jewish man switches places with his Nazi best friend in order to survive

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In every scene where American flags appear, they are all 50-star US flags. The American flag did not have 50 stars until July 4, 1960, 15 years after the story ends (and five years after the Allied forces left Austria). See more »

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Written by Patty Moon
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A happy find!
31 August 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A big thanks to Netflix for the opportunity to see titles which otherwise might not get a second glance without media hype (remember "Das Boot" a few decades back?). Even in an "actioner", some of the impact is generally lost multi-tasking between reading subtitles and enjoying the imagery. "My Best Enemy" was a delight despite my lack of understanding the German language. It moved at an exciting pace, not too fast that I could not read along and enjoy the scenery but not so slow as to loose my interest. I do not recognize the names of any of the actors in the film but they created some very believable characters. The director and writer(s) told a wonderful story set in at a time in the past many would probably rather forget. A two thumbs up for "Mein bester Feind". I will be looking for more from Wolfgang Murnberger and his talented cast and crew! Kudos!!


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