Monday, 12 September 2011

My Best Enemy ★★☆☆☆

"an absurd experimental attempt to create a farcical comedy against a backdrop of mass genocide and war crimes"

Wolfgang Murnberger dares to inject a vein of humour into an otherwise harrowing genre, with My Best Enemy attempting to create a Holocaust drama with a more upbeat tempo than we’ve become accustomed to.

My Best Enemy opens with a plane crash where the only remaining survivors are two previous best friends, Rudi Smekal, a Nazi officer and Victor Kaufmann, a Jewish concentration camp prisoner. The story then flashes back to their lives in Vienna just before the outbreak of the Second World War.


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