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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

Writers:

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

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

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
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Written by Patty Moon
Performed by Patty Moon
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Best enemy
3 October 2011 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This played at the Berlin International Film Festival. While the acting is good and the story checks every major plot point it should, it feels a bit constructed. It is very predictable, but still glamorous in a way. While it is entertaining enough to keep you in your seat and interested enough, you might not feel completely satisfied after all (especially if you see the end coming).

You might also think that the theme of the second world war has been done enough already. But that shouldn't be the main focus of your attention. Again, it is entertaining and fun enough, but it is also very flawed. If you don't mind those flaws, you will like the movie.


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