Enemies, a Love Story (1989)


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Ron Silver stars as Herman, a Holocaust survivor who believes that his wife Tamara (Anjelica Huston) perished in the concentration camps. He marries fellow immigrant Yadwiga (Margaret Sophie Stein), whose family sheltered him from the Nazis, and resettles in the Coney Island area of New York. Not all that devoted to Yadwiga, Herman begins an affair with Masha (Lena Olin), who becomes pregnant by him. Reasoning that, since Yadwiga is a gentile, his marriage is not legal in the eyes of his … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Mazursky, Roger L. Simon, Andrew Bergman, Roger Simon
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On DVD: Sep 3, 2002
Media Home Entertainment


as Herman Broder

as Tamara Broder

as Masha

as Rabbi Lembeck

as Masha's Mother

as Mrs. Schreier

as Pesheles

as Yasha Kotik

as Leon Tortshiner

as Reb Nissen Yaroslave...

as Sheva Haddas

as Yom Kippur Cantor

as Wedding Cantor

as Mrs. Lembeck

as Yadwiga's Neighbor

as Masha's Neighbor

as Windbag

as Rabbi at Catskills

as Rabbi's Wife

as Rhumba Instructor

as Fitness Instructor

as Waiter at Dairy Rest...

as Man on Ladder

as Desk Clerk

as Cashier

as Violinist

as Cotton Candy Man

as Beach Acrobat

as Snowcone Vendor

as Newsstand Vendor

as Catskill Woman

as Catskill Woman

as Doorman

as Party Goer

as Party Goer

as Party Goer

as Party Goer

as Party Goer

as Nazi
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Audience Reviews for Enemies, a Love Story


Not something to necessarily bring joy on a Saturday night but a good effort nonetheless.

John Ballantine
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