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My Best Enemy (2013)

My Best Enemy (2013)

My Best Enemy



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In prewar Vienna, Victor Kaufmann (Moritz Bleibtreu/Soul Kitchen, The Baader-Meinhof Complex, Run Lola Run) and Rudi Smekal (Georg Friedrich/ Import/Export, Klimt, The Piano Teacher) had been the closest of friends, ever since childhood. But with Austria's annexation into the Third Reich, Rudi throws his lot in with the Nazis, hoping to gain a leg up by denouncing his Jewish friend and confiscating a Michelangelo sketch owned by Victor's family. The Kaufmanns are sent to a camp-until the authorities discover they only managed to take a forgery, with the whereabouts of the genuine artwork known only to Victor. Determined to find the real Michelangelo, the Nazis bring Victor in for interrogation. But a stormy night and a partisan attack upend their plans, and Victor seizes an opportunity to turn the tables on his captors through a daring scheme of switched identities. (c) IFCmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Hengge
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On DVD: Jul 9, 2013
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Moritz Bleibtreu
as Victor Kaufmann
Uwe Bohm
as SS Officer Widriczek
Marthe Keller
as Hannah Kaufmann
Udo Samel
as Jakob Kaufmann
Rainer Bock
as SS Officer Rauter
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Critic Reviews for My Best Enemy

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (8)

The film plays mostly as an uneasily satirical thriller.

Full Review… | January 11, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

An awkward blend of anti-Semitic atrocities and identity-swapping absurdity, the World War II drama "My Best Enemy" struggles to find a convincing tone.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

The script relies on too many unlikely twists, but Bleibtreu manages to sell them all.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

A movie largely devoid of attitude or suspense.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

My Best Enemy bleeds suspense like a pin-pricked tire. It wants to be clever, but survivor tales bring with them too much muck.

Full Review… | January 9, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Strained attempt at WWII tragi-comedy isn't funny.

Full Review… | January 9, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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