Walking with the Enemy

Synopsis: A powerful new film inspired by a true story. This feature follows the heroic lives of a world leader and a young man swept up in the horrors of WWII. Both men are from Hungary--a country and German ally that had been spared the atrocities orchestrated by Hitler throughout much of Europe. As the war reaches its climax, Germany begins to doubt the loyalties of the Hungarian leadership-in particular Regent Horthy (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley). The Regent tries to navigate his country between the growing terror of Nazi Germany and the oppressive threat of communist Russia. He is ultimately faced with ceding power to another political party or accepting the execution of his son. As the crisis unfolds, thousands of his citizens are forced underground or put into ghettos. One of them is a young man named Elek Cohen (Jonas Armstrong) who is separated from his family and determined to find them. Aided by the woman he loves (Hannah Tointon), Elek disguises himself as a Nazi SS officer and
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director(s): Mark Schmidt
Production: Liberty Studios
  1 win.
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124 min

- Perhaps you're right to be scared.

- I'm not scared, Papa.

I just don't trust the Nazis.

And I am worried about the family.

There is no choice in this.

If you do not report,

the penalty is execution.

Rabbi Cohen.

Good to see you, Elek.

I need to speak with you.

I just wanted to know

what you plan to do,

if there is any way in which I can help.

What do you mean, Janos?

Do what?

We must leave.

The Germans could be here soon.

Crimes against Jews have been committed

all over Europe. You must flee.


You expect me to abandon

my congregation?

I have always been there for them.

And that will never change.

Let's not keep your mother waiting.

One moment, Papa. Please.

Mr. Balacz.

I agree with you, but...

He won't listen.

What should we do?

Come and see me later tonight.

I know someone who can help.

A little more salt, Zsofia.

Avi, stop playing with the food.

It's a castle.

- Avi.

- Now, now.

I have a surprise for all the family.

Oh! Thank God.


- It's good to be home, Mama.

- Elek! Elek!

Hey, hey.

Welcome home, we've missed you.

I've missed all of you, too.

Wash up now.

Supper is almost ready.

Hey, Avi.

After dinner, you can show me

that swing of yours.

What was it like when the Germans came?

Sofi, not at the table.

We're having supper now.

- Were you scared?

- Enough.

We are different to them.

We have a different faith,

different custom.

They do not understand us.

And people fear

what they do not understand.

They may cause us trouble, but

they will never separate us.

Come in.

Sofi, I've come to say good night.


Tell me the truth, Elek.

What was it like in the city today?

It was bad enough to make me

want to come home.

What do you think will happen?

I really don't know.

And you will go off

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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