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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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Christoph Luser ...
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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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a great movie about one of the darkest eras in human history
29 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this movie faithfully and loyally portrayed how a rich Jewish family and a great friendship suddenly turned bad after the crazy Hitler came into power. the things that affected me deeply is that when lives hung dangerously unpredictable before and when the big catastrophe happened, rich and poor people still naively hold their earthly properties so dearly and would have tried every way to not let go. they didn't know when the disaster strikes, it's without prejudice and discrimination, nothing would be more important than your life. precious artworks such as great paintings, unless they could buy you a pathway to safety and freedom, they would be nothing but burdens that only blocked your passage to freedom.

i've seen those documentary films about Jewish people rounded up and forced unto the one way death trains to concentration camps, they were still burdened themselves with carry-on luggage, suitcases, handbags....they were still so naively believed that those things could ensure them a more comfortable trip, those stuff could make them feel more confident that they still owned something absolutely necessary in their lives. but they didn't know that their lives were cliffhanging on the upcoming elimination of the gas chambers.

a famous Greek painting was the focus of this dark movie, and i just felt so ridiculous to see how the Nazis tried to get the genuine one back to their hands.

suppose the world your live in suddenly comes to an end, owning a painting or a diamond, or a great mansion, or a huge saving and checking account and so on, would be totally meaningless. when world ends, only one big NADA would exist, nothing else.

and this movie could teach you a lot about the real value of property ownership.


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