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


The war, it reveals

one's true character.

And when my homeland

became a battleground...

Nothing could prepare me

for what was to come.

Hitler's war seemed far from us.

We went out, we danced.

We had other things on our minds.


What about them?

- Lajos?

- Yeah.

One minute.

Wish me luck.

Excuse me.

Would you like to dance?

Yes, all right.

Thank you.

What do you do when you're not dancing?

- I work in the record shop.

- Hmm.

And you?

I work in a dress shop.

My father's.

- Is this one of his?

- Of course.

A beautiful dress

for a beautiful girl.

Oh, no, you're a charmer.

Every girl knows to stay away

from a charmer.

Well, I can stop being

charming if you like.

Good boy. Come.


I don't know what's become of

this place, letting Jews in here.

Excuse me.

Is everybody new in here?

What do you think you're doing, huh?

He takes up too much

space at university.

And he takes up too much space in here.

He has just as much a right

to be here as anybody else.

Huh... You're a Jew...

Stop it!

Get off me!


How can you even let him in here, huh?

Get them out of my club!

Why just us, huh?

What did we do, huh?

Why not them, too?


I can't believe they kicked us out.

I know, but that's not the worst part.

What could be worse?

I didn't get that girl's name.


- Elek.

- Shut up, Ferenc.

- We're late.

- I know.

Not again.

We promised Jozsef

we wouldn't be late again.

Relax. What's he going to do, fire us?

Huh? Huh?


You thought perhaps today

was the Sabbath.

Sorry we're late.

I pay for your time, not your excuses.

So, Elek, you know

whose radio this is I am fixing?

That is Frau Lustig's.

And I was supposed to

finish it yesterday, Jozsef.

That's right, but now I am

fixing it this morning.

So if she pays me less because

it is not ready on time,

are you going to be making

up the difference to me?

Ah, Frau Lustig!

Ah, Frau Lustig!

Practicing your German, Elek?


I know my radio is not

expected till tomorrow.

It seems that your radio is

ready a day early, Frau Lustig.

You see? Here.


...over the border,

into Hungary early this morning.

The people of Hungary wait for word...

- Jozsef, do you want...

- Shh!

...from their leader, Regent Horthy,

who has remained silent

since the Nazis

started to enter the city.

The Fuehrer's stated intention

is to stifle the Russian advance...

Overnight, Germany put us

in the crosshairs of the Allies.

Hitler claimed it was

to bolster Hungarian defenses.

I had a feeling there was

another agenda.

Back inside, both of you.

The Russians...

You must go home.

Wouldn't we be safer here

than at the apartment?

Not the apartment.

Home, to your village.

To your families.

You are not safe here.

Take the first train

before they shut them down.

Pay whatever you must but get on board.


No Germans.

Not yet.


The Labor Service.

It says if we don't go,

we'll be arrested for treason.

And leaving tomorrow.

Mr. Farkas!

- Is it possible to get a lift?

- Of course.

Good to see you.

And you. Thank you.

- Thank you, Mr. Farkas.

- My pleasure.


- Hello, Papa.

- Oh.

Come. Your mother will be

pleased to see you.

I'm concerned about this

call up for the Labor Service.

Your cousin did quite well

in the Labor Service.

That was years ago, Papa.

And all before the Nazis

had come to Hungary.

It is your duty to serve,

for every Hungarian man to serve.

Yes, in the army.

You know, only the Jews they

send to the Labor Service.

You'd rather be on the front

fighting the Russians?

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