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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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Victor Kaufmann
Georg Friedrich ...
Rudi Smekal
Ursula Strauss ...
Lena
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Hannah Kaufmann
Udo Samel ...
Jakob Kaufmann
Uwe Bohm ...
Standartenführer Widriczek
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SS-Hauptsturmführer Rauter
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SS Obersturmbannführer Maier
Hans-Michael Rehberg ...
Karel Brinek
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Moritz Haiden
Mirko Roggenbock ...
SS Untersturmführer Gruber
Christoph Luser ...
SS-Scharführer Weber
Klaus Manchen ...
Staatssekretär Leipold
Claudio Caramaschi ...
Adriano Bellotini
Hubert Mulzer ...
Brigadeführer Wildholz
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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 had 48 stars until July 4, 1960, 15 years after the story takes place. See more »

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Best enemy
3 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

This played at the Berlin International Film Festival. While the acting is good and the story checks every major plot point it should, it feels a bit constructed. It is very predictable, but still glamorous in a way. While it is entertaining enough to keep you in your seat and interested enough, you might not feel completely satisfied after all (especially if you see the end coming).

You might also think that the theme of the second world war has been done enough already. But that shouldn't be the main focus of your attention. Again, it is entertaining and fun enough, but it is also very flawed. If you don't mind those flaws, you will like the movie.


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