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Enemies: A Love Story

The book Enemies: A Love Story was made into the movie Enemies: A Love Story.

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Book details for Enemies: A Love Story

Enemies: A Love Story was written by Isaac Bashevis Singer. The book was published in 1972 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Almost before he knows it, Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, has three wives: Yadwiga, the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis; Masha , his beautiful and neurotic true love; and Tamara, his first wife, miraculously returned from t... Read More
Almost before he knows it, Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, has three wives: Yadwiga, the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis; Masha , his beautiful and neurotic true love; and Tamara, his first wife, miraculously returned from the dead. Astonished by each new complication, and yet resigned to a life of evasion, Herman navigates a crowded, Yiddish New York with a sense of perpetually impending doom.

Movie details for Enemies: A Love Story

The movie was released in 1989. Enemies: A Love Story was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin, Ron Silver, Elya Baskin, Henry Bronchtein, L.J. Dollinger, Gayle Garfinkle, Shelley Goldstein, Doris Gramovot, Arthur Grosser, Rita Karin, Nathaniel Katzman, Alan King, Phil Leeds, Burney Lieberman, Judith Malina, Howard Ryshpan, Zypora Spaisman and Malgorzata Zajaczkowska.

 

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Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote often about despair and redemption, the subjects of his novel on which this Paul Mazursky film is based. Ron Silver plays a Holocaust survivor who has moved to America and married the Polish gentile who hid him f... Read More
Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote often about despair and redemption, the subjects of his novel on which this Paul Mazursky film is based. Ron Silver plays a Holocaust survivor who has moved to America and married the Polish gentile who hid him from the Nazis. An intellectual, he is not satisfied with this simple peasant woman and so he has an affair with a sultry émigré (Lena Olin). His life is then made more complicated by the reappearance of his wife from the old country (Anjelica Huston), who he thought had died in the Nazi death camps. Mazursky and his terrific cast find the pain, irony, and sad humor in this material, capturing Singer's tone and bringing it to life. --Marshall Fine