Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mein bester Feind (My Best Enemy) - German Film Recommendation

Available on Netflix, the plot of Mein bester Feind goes something like this:

"Vienna, 1939. Victor Kaufmann (Moritz Bleibtreu) is a Jewish owner of a gallery and best friends with Rudi Smekal (George Friedrich). Rudi is not Jewish. After theAnschluss, Rudi joins the SS. He then betrays Victor and the rest of the Kaufmann family, which results in their deportation to a concentration camp. Shortly before the family is deported, the Nazis confiscate an original Michelangelo painting, which has been in the Kaufmanns’ possession for decades, for themselves. A few years later the heads of the Nazi Party decide to give the painting to Il Duce as a present, however it turns out that it is a fake. ..  "