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Walking with the Enemy (2013)

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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.

Director:

Mark Schmidt

Writers:

Kenny Golde (screenplay), Richard Lasser (additional screenplay material) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vitalie Bichir ... Russian Captain
Florin Arhip Florin Arhip ... Russian Sniper
Jonas Armstrong ... Elek Cohen
David Leon ... Lajos
Hannah Tointon ... Hannah Schoen
Flora Spencer-Longhurst ... Rachel Schoen
Mark Wells ... Ferenc Jacobson
Michelle Miklosey Michelle Miklosey ... Marketa
Jeffrey C. Hawkins ... Andras
George Icleanu George Icleanu ... Club Owner
Vlad Radescu Vlad Radescu ... Mr. Schoen
Naomi Capron Naomi Capron ... Mrs. Schoen
Avila Schmidt Avila Schmidt ... Trolley Girl
Ann-Marie Schmidt Ann-Marie Schmidt ... Trolley Mother
Simon Kunz ... Jozsef Greenberg
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Storyline

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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A hero emerges. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Romania | Hungary | Canada | USA

Language:

English | German | Hungarian | Romanian

Release Date:

25 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Glass House See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$357,000, 25 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,002,572, 31 December 2015
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The working title of the film was "The Glass House" because part of the film takes place at the historical glass factory, in Budapest. It became a legation of the Swiss government during WWII. Many innocent lives were saved from the Nazi death camps by the covert missions that emanated from there. See more »

Goofs

Otto Skorzeny is referred to as an SS Colonel. The four pips on his collar are the insignia of an SS Major. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elek Cohen: The war. It reveals one's true character. And when my homeland became a battleground, nothing could prepare me for what was to come.
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Soundtracks

Flower Duet (from Lakmé)
Composed by Léo Delibes
Arranged by The Beat Suite Symphonic Orchestra
Licensed from The Beat Suite
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Excellent!
18 August 2017 | by lynnette-3-756402See all my reviews

A powerful retelling of a time in history where standing up for what was right often meant sacrificing your life. The acting was excellent, the lead of which Jonas Armstrong carried off brilliantly. I tried to see this in the theaters but my local theater only showed it for a couple days. By the time I heard it was playing and got there they were no longer playing it. Too bad because we need more movies like this in our theaters. If you haven't watched it, do so. It's a very touching movie about the value of all human life.


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