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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 ...
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Ursula Strauss ...
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Hannah Kaufmann
Udo Samel ...
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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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Il mio miglior nemico  »

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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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Mein Herz
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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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