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My Best Enemy (2011)

Mein bester Feind (original title)
Unrated | | 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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Paul Hengge (screenplay), Wolfgang Murnberger (screenplay adaptation)
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Victor Kaufmann
Georg Friedrich ... Rudi Smekal
Ursula Strauss ... Lena
Marthe Keller ... Hannah Kaufmann
Udo Samel ... Jakob Kaufmann
Uwe Bohm Uwe Bohm ... Standartenführer Widriczek
Rainer Bock ... SS-Hauptsturmführer Rauter
Karl Fischer ... SS Obersturmbannführer Maier
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Karel Brinek
Merab Ninidze ... Moritz Haiden
Mirko Roggenbock Mirko Roggenbock ... SS Untersturmführer Gruber
Christoph Luser Christoph Luser ... SS-Scharführer Weber
Klaus Manchen Klaus Manchen ... Staatssekretär Leipold
Claudio Caramaschi Claudio Caramaschi ... Adriano Bellotini
Hubert Mulzer 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Austria | Luxembourg

Language:

German | Polish

Release Date:

11 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lower Austria, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,795
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In every scene where American flags appear, they are all 50-star US flags. The American flag did not have 50 stars until July 4, 1960, 15 years after the story ends (and five years after the Allied forces left Austria). See more »

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Mein Herz
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Written by Patty Moon
Performed by Patty Moon
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Superb!
29 November 2017 | by mm1218See all my reviews

Excellent film, love the twists and turns of the plot. While I did laugh at certain points, wouldn't call this a 'dark comedy' - life as you live it is a comedy. But take the time, read the captions, and lose yourself in an excellent victory over darkness. And the final scene - fantastic! Spot on and excellent, my friends!


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