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Mein bester Feind (2011)

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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)
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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:

My Best Enemy See more »

Filming Locations:

Lower Austria, Austria See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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It never occurs to the German officers to confirm Kaufman's identity by checking Smekal's dossier...which would likely contain a photo. See more »

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Mein Herz
(uncredited)
Written by Patty Moon
Performed by Patty Moon
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good production and decoration, but story is not believable
6 January 2014 | by arzewskiSee all my reviews

Excellent cinematography and rendition of interiors. Was particularly impressed with the sound of doors closing, the same clunky noise of wood doors. Also, the period clothing recreation is excellent. The motor vehicles, train, and airplane transport rendition are excellent. In this regard, the film is definitely worth watching.

But the story, colorful it is, is not believable. It has a nice happy ending, and somewhat predictable, but in reality, such a story would not have happened.

In the theme of impersonation during that period, the film "Europa, Europa" is more believable.


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