A young man, separated from his family in World War II, disguises himself as a Nazi S.S. 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 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 ... 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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The Hungarian government did not want to go to war with the Soviets. A few days after "Barbarossa" started, some aircraft in Soviet colors bombed some communities in eastern Hungary, and the Hungarians joined the war. Today, some think it was a German trick. In an article on a Polish aircraft in "Air International Magazine" wrapped things up with a comment that the Germans had captured some of these aircraft in flyable condition and used them to fake a Soviet bombing of Hungary. See more »

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In reality, Elek Cohen never posed as an SS officer. He posed as a member of the Arrow Cross and did save many Jews from certain death thanks to his disguise. 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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Connections

Referenced in La noche de...: La noche de... Al lado del enemigo (2018) See more »

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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Compelling Story
25 April 2014 | by emailme015See all my reviews

Walking with the Enemy is a gripping tale of a horrible time in history. This emotionally wrenching movie is a unique re-telling of a real life story. I recommend watching this movie but caution you, if you do watch the film, please make sure you have plenty of Kleenex on hand to wipe away the tears you are sure to shed. This movie was interesting because it reveals the courage it took to impersonate a Nazi in order to save the lives of innocent people. It is sad to think of the heartache people had to live through and the lives that were lost due to demonic acts of inhumanity committed because of hate and a false sense of importance.


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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:

$331,855, 27 April 2014

Gross USA:

$1,112,592

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,112,592
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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