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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Hengge
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 9, 2013
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as Victor Kaufmann

as SS Officer Widriczek

as Hannah Kaufmann

as Jakob Kaufmann

as SS Officer Rauter
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (8)

The film plays mostly as an uneasily satirical thriller.

Full Review… | January 11, 2013
New York Post
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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
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The script relies on too many unlikely twists, but Bleibtreu manages to sell them all.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
New York Daily News
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A movie largely devoid of attitude or suspense.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
AV Club
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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
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Strained attempt at WWII tragi-comedy isn't funny.

Full Review… | January 9, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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