My Best Enemy

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Suspense.  Betrayal.  Romance.   Victor Kaufmann, the son of wealthy Jewish gallery owners in Vienna, and Rudi Smekal, the son of the Kaufmanns’ housekeeper, have been friends since childhood. But when the Nazis annex Austria, Rudi enlists and betrays the Kaufmanns. A twist of fate leads Rudi and Victor, now a prisoner of the Germans, to swap identities. Both are vying to recover a priceless stolen Michelangelo, promised as a gift from the Führer to Mussolini, and for the beautiful Lena, who must choose between the two. My Best Enemy is an entertaining Hollywood-style thriller.

Director Wolfgang Wernberger.  109 mins, NR.  In German with subtitles.

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